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What is an RSS Feed?

Louis L. Manderino Library provides RSS Feed Icon RSS feeds so you can easily find out what new books have been added to our collections. You can choose from the RSS feeds for specific Library of Congress subject classifications or specific Library Collections listed below—or customize your own feed.

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) provides automated updates from Web pages to you. When the page is updated, the RSS feed will automatically send you the new information! You can learn a lot more about RSS from this Wikipedia article on RSS.

To use RSS feeds, you will need an RSS feed reader. There are lots of options (see the List of feed aggregators).

You can use your browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.), your e-mail software, Google Reader, etc. If you have access to Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can use this as your feed reader (which can be a convenient option). See how elsewhere on this page.

If you need help, please contact the Reference Desk (724-938-4094, AIM: CalULibrary) and a librarian will assist you!

List of New Book RSS Feed URLs by Library of Congress Classification

The left column lists the main subject areas in the Library of Congress Classification system. The right column provides the RSS feed you would use to receive news of any new books in this main subject area. These links only use one letter, so they cover a wide range of topics.

To create a feed focused on a subtopic, click on the main subject and view the subtopics. For example, clicking on "Q – Science" reveals that the classification letters for Chemistry are QD. If you add the D to the Science link (change the Q to QD), you will only get information about new Chemistry books. Note: You must use CAPITAL letters!

Main Subjects (click to view subtopics):
Use these links for an RSS feed on the Main Subject:
A – GENERAL WORKS http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?A
B – PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?B
C – AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY
(includes Archaeology, Genealogy, Biography, etc.)
http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?C
D – WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA,
AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.
http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?D
E – HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
(America and United States – as a whole)
http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?E
F – HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
(U.S.–regional and state level, Canada, Latin America, etc.)
http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?F
G – GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?G
H – SOCIAL SCIENCES http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?H
J – POLITICAL SCIENCE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?J
K – LAW http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?K
L – EDUCATION http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?L
M – MUSIC http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?M
N – FINE ARTS http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?N
P – LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?P
Q – SCIENCE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?Q
R – MEDICINE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?R
S – AGRICULTURE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?S
T – TECHNOLOGY http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?T
U – MILITARY SCIENCE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?U
V – NAVAL SCIENCE http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?V
Z – BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE.
INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)
http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?Z

How to use Microsoft Outlook 2007 to get RSS Feeds for New Books

Creating an RSS feed in Microsoft Outlook 2007:

  • First, click on the Mail icon on the lower left hand side to make sure you bring up the Mail Folders on the left side of Outlook.
  • Then, navigate down to RSS Feeds.
  • Right click on RSS Feeds and select "Add a New RSS Feed..."
  • It will bring up this window:

     Outlook RSS Feed Input Box

  • Type or paste into this box the feed URL you want (see lists below).
    For example, I want all new books dealing with Physics. In the Library of Congress classification system, these will start with the letters, QC. So I type in this URL:
    http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?QC and click Add.
  • Repeat to add more feeds.
  • You can "build" an RSS feed to track new books by classification or library collection using this standard format:
  • http://library.bloomu.edu/cgi-bin/cupdbnewrss.cgi?X (where 'X' represents the Library of Congress Classification letter(s) or a specific Library Collection)

How do I see the RSS feed of new books in Microsoft Outlook 2007?

To see what new books the library has, click on the RSS Feeds folder in your Outlook mailbox and select the New Books subfolder. A list of new books by title (with links into our catalog, PILOT) will appear in your mailbox.

List of New Book RSS Feed URLs by Manderino Library Collection

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