The Higher Education Academy, History, Classics and Archaeology

Subject Centre for History,
Classics and Archaeology

RSS Feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a method of delivering web content which changes regularly, such as news, blogs and periodical publications.


If you are using Firefox, Internet Explorer 7 or Safari simply click on the link to subscribe to the feed. If you are using Internet Explorer 6, you may need to use an RSS Reader (see below for more information). Once you have subscribed to a feed you will automatically receive updates into your RSS Reader.

Some browsers, such as Firefox, Opera and Safari will check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website and will display the icon if they find one, which can make finding and subscribing to feeds easier. See the website for the browser relevant to you for more information.


What is an RSS Reader?
RSS readers (also known as news readers, feed readers or aggregators) are widely available, and many are free to use.

A list of some of the available readers can be found at


How do I subscribe to RSS Feeds using a reader?
Firstly, have your reader open and select the add feed option (it may be called "add rss" or "new feed" or "new subscription" or something similar). To subscribe to a feed, click on the link describing the feed you wish to receive. Copy the full url of the feed from the address bar on your browser and paste it into your reader.


More information and video about RSS feeds on Guy Redwood's Blog.


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