MERLOT RSS Feed
RSS is an acronym that stands for Really Simple Syndication. In simple terms, RSS is an easy way to find out when new information is added to a website, without having to visit the website to check for new updates. The information comes to you instead of your wasting time checking each website.
To do this, you must subscribe to your favorite website using the RSS feed in an RSS feed reader such as Feedly. Whenever new information is added to the website, it is automatically sent to your RSS feed reader where you can read it at your convenience.
For example, whenever your favorite blogger publishes a new post, it is automatically sent to your feed reader. Sites with RSS feeds are normally indicated with the word RSS and/or the orange RSS icon: .
There is a wide range of feed readers available and the most popular is Feedly. Many feed readers work on both mobile devices and on your computer. For example, you can set up Feedly on your computer, your phone, and your tablet; this allows you to easily go between your devices depending on where and when you want to read your RSS subscriptions. Feedly gathers all your favorite sites in one place. For a feed-friendly tutorial, go to http://blog.feedly.com/feedly-visual-tutorial/.
Another option is to set up the feed in Microsoft Outlook if that is your preferred email system. For directions to add an RSS feed through Outlook, go to http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/add-an-rss-feed-HA010159539.aspx.