If you enjoy certain magazines, but lack the time needed to keep track of their content, the General OneFile database can help.  Setting up an RSS Feed via the database will alert you whenever new articles are available.  Setting up the feed will take a few minutes of your time.  After that, however, things will be maintenance free.

The first thing you’ll need to do is go to the General OneFile database, which can be accessed via Brooks Memorial Library’s Resources page (http://www.brooks.lib.vt.us/libraryfromhome.htm):

Click on Browse Publications; when the Browse Publications page loads, you will be able to browse by title or you can search for a specific title by entering the title’s name in the Find Title box in the upper left hand corner.

Once you’ve found the magazine you’re looking for, move your arrow over the publication’s title; a box with information, as well a small orange icon, will appear:

Click on the icon to set up your RSS feed.  Clicking on the icon will open up a new window.  In this window, you will be given two options – you can create an email alert, in which case alerts will be sent to your email account, or you can subscribe to an RSS feed.  All you need to do in order to subscribe to an RSS feed is to copy and paste the URL provided in the window into your RSS reader.

After you’ve done this, you should be good to go.  And if you encounter any difficulties along the way, please feel free to contact the Reference staff at Brooks Memorial Library, who will be more than happy to help you.  — Sharon