Archive for February, 2009

Reformulating RSS feeds created off-campus in JEFFLINE databases

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Many of the literature databases available through JEFFLINE such as Scopus, CINAHL, and PubMed for Jeffersonians offer RSS feeds. These allow you to subscribe to your own custom searches in the reader of your choice.

However, if you’re off campus, the databases will provide a proxied URL that your reader won’t understand. Simply cut out that portion before you paste the address into your reader. For example, here’s the beginning of a feed I just created in PubMed. Delete the bold section to get a reader-friendly address:

http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.proxy1.lib.tju.edu:2048/entrez/…

becomes:

http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/…