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What is RSS? [RSS] [xml]

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. This web technology allows various web sites to easily share lists of their current articles and headlines. Syndication means you don't have to visit each site individually to see what's new -- you simply scan headlines or brief article summaries and click to read the full text.

Several sites will aggregate RSS feeds for you into a custom page, with exactly the information you want. For example, I use my.yahoo.com as my Browser Home page (see a screen shot), which I have customized with news headlines that interest me.

There are also standalone desktop applications, both free and commercial, that will perform the same function, available for Windows, MacOS, Linux, etc. See RSS Aggregators

When you see buttons like this: [RSS] [xml] on a web site. The site is advertising that it has an RSS feed. The URL to the .xml or .rss file are what you need to paste into your RSS reader (right-click or control-click(Mac) to get the URL).

The RSS feed for this site, click here.

or click here: [add this page to my.yahoo.com] to add this site's RSS feed to your free my.yahoo.com portal page.

In 2006, ACS started to provide RSS Feeds of all of their journal articles. In 2010, ACS Publications now has over 40 RSS feeds for its journals including C&EN. You can obtain the appropriate links from:
http://pubs.acs.org/action/showJournals?type=RSS

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