Our website has links labeled "RSS". This is a way of saying that you can find out about updates to the Research Advocacy Network site without having to visit the site in your web browser.
This feature is referred to as "syndication" or "aggregation". Sometimes it's just called subscribing. And these days, instead of one of these words, lots of sites will use a little orange button. The standard one looks like this:
This buttons means: The site you're viewing has a feed available.
We've provided a little bit of information here on how you can get easily get started reading feeds for free. We'll also tell you how you can publish a feed of your own, if you'd like.
What Do I Need?
Just like when you want to watch a video clip or listen to music on the web, you need a "player" of some kind to subscribe to feeds. Good news: Most of these tools are free, and there are many to choose from, so you can find the one that best suits you.
The "player" for a feed is called a feed reader. This tool lets you subscribe to any feeds you want, checks automatically to see when they're updated, and then displays the updates for you as they arrive.
Feed readers can run on your computer or you can sign up to use a feed-reader that runs on the web. If you use one of the web-based readers, you can access your feeds from anywhere you go, just by signing into the website that manages your feeds. If you use a feed reading program that installs on your computer, your feeds can be stored for you even if you're not connected to the Internet.
What Feed Reader Should I Use?
Here's a list some of the most popular tools people have told us they like.
After installing the news reader, you can add Research Advocacy Network feeds by copying the following URLs into your News Reader:
These RSS feeds are provided free of charge for use by individuals for personal, non-commercial uses. Research Advocacy Network reserves the right to cease offering the feed at any time for any reason.