Wednesday, June 29, 2005

FAQ 21: How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?

In all my blogs there is a "Subscribe with Bloglines" button at the top of the page. If you already have a Bloglines account it will add the feed. If you don't have an account it will ask you to create one.

Everyone taking my classes needs to be subscribed to the common FAQ (this blog):

Then you at least have to be subscribed to the blog for the class you are taking:

If you are interested in learning more about RSS and e-learning subscribe to:

You may also try subscribing to searches in Bloglines. Just type your interest (e.g. organic chemistry) in the search box in Bloglines then Click on "Subscribe to this Search". Whenever someone posts something about organic chemistry in a blog monitored by Bloglines it will show up. You will be able to co-miserate with other students reporting about their experiences in organic chemistry classes around the world as well as some serious science blogs.

Make your homepage. That way whenever you open your browser, you will see if there are any new posts in any of the RSS feeds you are subscribed to. They will appear in bold with the number of unread posts indicated.

FAQ 20: Do we have to use CiteULike for citations?

Starting in 2006, you may use CiteULike as a convenient way to link to articles for your blogging project. For chemistry articles, your best bet is to click on ScienceDirect after clicking on Post Article. If you not on Drexel's campus, make sure you are running VPN in order to be able to view the pdf's of the articles. If you don't use CiteULike, make sure that for journal articles you use a proper citation with authors, article name, journal name, volume, year and page. For other types of citation use common sense.