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Using RSS to Keep Up With Psychology

Sites with regularly updated content, such as journals, frequently offer newsfeeds of their content. These feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically to you, transforming the way you work and stay current on the web.

A common way of sharing items of interest is email. There are much easier ways to share and these tools allow new ways to share what you're reading.

CiteULike

  • To add items to your citeulike library, install a bookmarklet to your browser. When you are on a page that you want to cite, click on the bookmarklet and it will often automatically format your reference for adding. If it does not, you can manually add information to your database. Once you have references in your library, you can export them in a format that can be imported into any reference manager
  • Citeulike supports the following websites for automatic importing:
ACL Anthology | AIP Scitation | Amazon | American Chem. Soc. Publications | American Geophysical Union | American Meteorological Society Journals | Annual Reviews | Anthrosource | arXiv.org e-Print archive | Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) portal | BioMed CentralBMJ | Cambridge University Press | CiteSeer | Cryptology ePrint Archive | DBLP | EdITLib | Education Resources Information Center | HighWire | IEEE Explore | IoP Electronic Journals | IUCr | IWA Publishing Online | Journal of Machine Learning Research | JSTOR | Mary Ann Liebert | MathSciNet | MetaPress | NASA Astrophysics Data System | National Bureau of Economic Research | Nature | Open Repository | Optical Society of America | Physical Review Online Archive | PLoS | PLoS Biology | Project MUSE | PsyCONTENT | PubMed | PubMed Central | Royal Society | Science | ScienceDirect | Scopus | Social Science Research Network | SpringerLink | Usenix | Wiley InterScience
  • Why is it "social"? You can share your library with others, and find out who is reading the same papers as you. In turn, this can help you discover literature which is relevant to your field but you may not have known about. The more people who use CiteULike, and the more they use it, the better it becomes as a resource. You can help with this process just by using CiteULike and through the invite a friend feature.
  • How can I organize my papers? CiteULike has a flexible filing system based on tags. You can choose whichever tags you want, and apply as many as you like to a paper. You can use tags to group papers together.

  • Can I import my existing references into CiteULike? Yes. Create a BibTeX file containing your references and then import it into CiteULike by using the "Import" link at the top of your "Library" tab.

  • What are "groups"? Groups are collections of users creating shared libraries of links. They are useful for keeping track of a particular topic or what everyone else in a lab, class or academic department is reading. You can start your own groups and join existing groups.