Creating an RSS feed from PubMed
PubMed RSS feeds include the latest biomedical articles with links back to PubMed citations.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format used to send new items or information to recipients who use RSS feed readers. There are numerous RSS readers to choose from and many are available to download free from the Web. (Such as my.yahoo.com)
You can create a PubMed search as an RSS feed. To retrieve new items for your PubMed
search since the last time you were connected to your RSS reader:
- Run a search in PubMed.
- Choose RSS Feed from the Send To menu.
- On the RSS Feed Page you may edit the name of the feed and limit the number of items to be displayed, click Create Feed. If the number of citations retrieved is greater than your limit number you will have the option to link to PubMed to display the entire retrieval.
- Click the icon to display the XML, then copy and paste the URL into the subscribe form in your RSS reader. Web browsers and RSS readers may use different options to copy the feed.
PubMed RSS feeds use the My NCBI "What's New" strategy for updating searches.