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Using UCL Discovery: Exporting/RSS
Publication details in UCL Discovery can be exported for re-use in a variety of formats, and UCL authors can also use publication details in UCL Discovery to generate include files for embedding in other web pages: see http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/author_tools.html#re-use. In addition, anyone with internet access can subscribe to RSS feeds to receive updates on new content and news that meet your research interests.
You can export the publication lists from browse views, or from an advanced search of UCL Discovery content. An "Export as" drop down list and "Export" button at the top left hand corner of the page indicates that the content being displayed can be exported.
To generate search results you must first carry out a search of the repository content. There is a simple search box on the home page, but we advise that you use the advanced search, available at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/cgi/search/advanced (or from the link on the home page).
The advanced search enables you to restrict your search to particular filters, including the author and publication type. Searching by author's name may include people with the same surname; UCL authors can browse by person which will return publications associated to your UPI: see http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/author_tools.html#re-use.
Once you have a list of search/browse results, you can export a complete list of publications in the following formats. These formats can be selected from the drop down box before clicking on "Export":
- ASCII Citation
- Dublin Core
- HTML Citation
- NEEO MODS
- OpenURL ContextObject
- Reference Manager
Please note that exporting your results will be based on the content at the time of your search.
It is not possible to export the full text with the publication list.
An RSS feed is typically a list of titles with a brief excerpt of each item and links to the original records. To view RSS feeds you will need a feed reader; this can either be one of a range of software-based feed readers which display the feeds on your PC, or a browser-based reader which can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. The latest version of most browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer and Safari, can use bookmarks to display RSS feeds.
RSS feeds enable internet users to stay informed of new content on their favourite web pages. In terms of UCL Discovery this can include research content and service news.
Whether you are interested in a particular research topic, UCL author, or UCL department, the bookmark RSS places in your browser when you subscribe will enable you to follow updated UCL Discovery content without visiting and/or searching the site.
If you are used a software-based feed reader, please follow instructions provided with the software. If you are using a browser-based feed reader, the instructions below will assist you in setting up RSS feeds for UCL Discovery.
- Run a search based on your research interests. If you are interested in a particular research topic, UCL author, or UCL department, visit the advanced search page and run a search using your chosen parameters (see "Finding research" for more information).
- At the top of the returned results you will see the RSS logo consisting of an orange box with the white echo waves towards a corner of the box . An alternative RSS icon , or a hyperlink to "subscribe"' to an RSS feed may also be used. All of these references to RSS indicate that you can subscribe to an RSS feed for updates to the content via your RSS client.
- Click on a RSS icon or on subscribe, and then click on "subscribe now". Your internet browser will ask to add the feed to a bookmarks folder. You can also copy and paste the RSS URL to add your departmental web page. You may be offered more than one RSS version – each version will only return the bibliographic information together with a link to the original record.
- In the example above, research containing the word "London" in the title was searched for using the advanced search option. By creating a bookmark for this RSS feed (as in step 3 above), all items that match this search (i.e. London in the title) can be displayed without visiting UCL Discovery and running the search again; each time you view the content using the RSS feed, all new and updated content that matches your search parameters will be included.