RSS --- Rich Site Summary, sends automatic alerts of any frequently updated content such as, articles published in a journal, new websites or blogs content.
You can receive the RSS feeds to your desk computer or to a RSS reader. RSS readers, e.g., iPad or other mobile apps, are web-based and allow accessing the information from any computer. This short video clip explains the concept of RSS and how to go about it.
Most subscription databases provide RSS feeds and e-mail alerts to the table of contents of journals or a search strategy. Such feature will regularly run the search in a database and alert the patron to new articles published in response to the saved query.
In our EBSCO databases: