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Published on March 10, 2008

Author: orthonet

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Staying Up-To-Date Using Google Reader & RSS Feeds Christian Veillette M.D., M.Sc., FRCSC Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Shoulder & Elbow Reconstructive Surgery Toronto Western Hospital University Health Network Email: orthonet@gmail.com

Objectives Provide an overview of RSS Demonstrate the power of an RSS Reader and get you started with one Use Google Reader to subscribe to RSS feeds Review the basics of finding and using orthopedic RSS feeds? Journals – JBJS, CORR Portals – OrthoLinx, OrthoGate, Orthopaedic Web Links PubMed

Provide an overview of RSS

Demonstrate the power of an RSS Reader and get you started with one

Use Google Reader to subscribe to RSS feeds

Review the basics of finding and using orthopedic RSS feeds?

Journals – JBJS, CORR

Portals – OrthoLinx, OrthoGate, Orthopaedic Web Links

PubMed

What is RSS? Stands for Really Simple Syndication RSS is a standard for publishing regular updates to web-based content Look for or while viewing a webpage Its ALL around you

Stands for Really Simple Syndication

RSS is a standard for publishing regular updates to web-based content

Look for or while viewing a webpage

Its ALL around you

OrthoLinx ( www.ortholinx.com )

JBJS ( www.ejbjs.org )

Why use RSS? To track information from diverse sources To automatically republish dynamic content on any website To connect and remix a wide range of online application

To track information from diverse sources

To automatically republish dynamic content on any website

To connect and remix a wide range of online application

It’s more popular than the Mayo Clinic

RSS Readers Similar to your email program Checks Web sites to see what content has been updated Relies on RSS Feeds to access the information Displays brief description about new information displayed on Web site Provides html link to the full information on the Web site

Similar to your email program

Checks Web sites to see what content has been updated

Relies on RSS Feeds to access the information

Displays brief description about new information displayed on Web site

Provides html link to the full information on the Web site

Getting to Google Reader Two URLs to access Google Reader: http:// reader.google.com 2. http:// www.google.com /reader/

Two URLs to access Google Reader:

http:// reader.google.com

2. http:// www.google.com /reader/

Create a Google Account Create your new account by clicking here

Create a Google Account Enter email address Turn Personalized Search OFF

Create a Google Account Once you’ve created your account you will be sent an email from Google to verify your account. The email you receive will be similar to this: Click on this link to activate your Google Account

Login to Google Reader Once you have activated your account Goto http://www.google.com/reader/ Sign in here with the account name and password you created

Once you have activated your account

Goto http://www.google.com/reader/

Google Reader Interface If you want to find out what Google Reader can do for you, you should take a quick look at our tour . Or you can let Dr. Hansen, one of our engineers, tell you a bit about it:

Add subscription – Search Click here to subscribe to OR search for an RSS Feed. This is how you add a RSS Feed to your Reader

Add subscription - Search You will see a subscription box open up like the image below: Type in “orthopedic news” and click Add

You will see a subscription box open up like the image below:

Add subscription - Search You will see a list of RSS Feeds that match the search term Click the “Subscribe” button for Orthopaedic Web Links.

You will see a list of RSS Feeds that match the search term

Add subscription - Search You are now subscribed to the OWL RSS Feed OWL added to your subscription list. Clicking on subscription name will load the latest feed items

You are now subscribed to the OWL RSS Feed

Add subscription – Paste Feed URL Find a website you want to subscribe to: Medscape Orthopedics http://www.medscape.com OrthoLinx http://www.ortholinx.com OrthoGate http:// www.orthogate.org JBJS http:// www.jbjs.org/rss /

Find a website you want to subscribe to:

Medscape Orthopedics http://www.medscape.com

OrthoLinx http://www.ortholinx.com

OrthoGate http:// www.orthogate.org

JBJS http:// www.jbjs.org/rss /

JBJS – Find RSS Feed Goto http:// www.ejbjs.org/rss /

Goto http:// www.ejbjs.org/rss /

Retrieve Feed URL Copy the URL of the feed you would like to subscribe: 1. Goto URL in top of browser 2. Highlight the URL 3. Press Ctrl+C OR 1. Goto URL in top of browser 2. Highlight the URL 3. Click the right mouse button and select “Copy”

Paste Feed URL Paste the URL of the feed you would like to subscribe to into the “Add subscription” box in Google Reader 1. Click Add subscription to open up field 2. Place cursor in Add subscription field 3. Press Ctrl+V on your keyboard 4. Click “Add”

PubMed – Create RSS Feed Goto PubMed http:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez / Enter search term such as “total shoulder arthroplasty” Click Go

Goto PubMed http:// www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez /

Send to RSS Feed Select RSS Feed from the Send to Drop Down box

Create Feed Set the Limit for items sent in Feed Enter a name for the Feed Click the Create Feed button

Set the Limit for items sent in Feed

Enter a name for the Feed

Click the Create Feed button

Retrieve Feed URL Click the XML icon. On the new window, copy the URL in the browser Address box and paste it into your RSS reader

Click the XML icon.

On the new window, copy the URL in the browser Address box and paste it into your RSS reader

Reading your RSS Feeds Click on title to see the full entry on the JBJS Web site

Special Features Manage Subscriptions Starred Items Shared Items Labels/Folders List view vs Expanded view Settings Read the Google Reader Help Tutorial http:// www.google.com/help/reader/help.html

Manage Subscriptions

Starred Items

Shared Items

Labels/Folders

List view vs Expanded view

Settings

Read Anywhere, Anytime Read on the go Google Reader works on any mobile phone browser Google Reader keeps you connected anywhere, anytime

Read on the go

Google Reader works on any mobile phone browser

Google Reader keeps you connected anywhere, anytime

References Google Reader Help Tutorial http://www.google.com/help/reader/help.html How to Use Google Reader by Andy Wibbels http:// www.andywibbels.com/flash/google_reader.htm Google Reader Tutorial http://ycdl2.yukoncollege.yk.ca/googlereader/ Ripping it up with RSS http:// wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/BasicsOfRSS

Google Reader Help Tutorial http://www.google.com/help/reader/help.html

How to Use Google Reader by Andy Wibbels http:// www.andywibbels.com/flash/google_reader.htm

Google Reader Tutorial http://ycdl2.yukoncollege.yk.ca/googlereader/

Ripping it up with RSS http:// wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/BasicsOfRSS

Thank you The Orthopaedic Internet: A Collaborative Resource

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