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Alerts: Alert

Alert Types

  Email Alerts

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With email alerts, all your updates are emailed to you.

You can set up email filters so the email alerts are automatically organized and/or sent to a folder. 

Example of email alert

      RSS Feeds

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RSS feeds allow you to check one place for all your updates and alerts from websites and databases.   

  • RSS feeds are usually anonymous, but you will need to use a feed reader. 
  • A "Reader" is the software/program/website that you use to read new items delivered by RSS.
  • A "Feed" is what you subscribe to in order to receive the new information.
  • You subscribe to a RSS feed, and you use a reader to read the feed.

Guide Updated

March 2013 by:

Julie Arndt

Graduate Assistant