Subscribe to RSS Feeds
The National Humanities Center offers RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds to get news and events delivered directly to your computer. To subscribe please click on the links below or copy the URL and paste it into your RSS Reader (also called an RSS Aggregator).
What are news feeds?
News feeds allow you to see when Web sites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the Web sites you have taken the feed from. By signing up for news feeds, headlines linking to full articles from all sorts of sites will automatically come to you as often as you choose.
Feeds are also known as RSS, which stands for "Really Simple Syndication" (or "Rich Site Summary"). In essence, the feeds themselves are just Web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
How do I use feeds?
To subscribe to RSS feeds, you will need a feed reader (or "news aggregator"). Feed readers allow you to subscribe to and view many feeds. By automatically retrieving updates, they can help you stay current with new stories soon after they are published.
Different feed readers are available, many for free. Some are applications that you download and install. Others are Web-based and work inside your browser.
To subscribe to a feed in your feed reader, right-click on the feed and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location." Follow the instructions for your particular feed reader to paste this location (URL) where it asks for the URL of the feed you wish to subscribe to.
The latest versions of popular Web browsers support feeds directly. In these browsers you can simply click on the feed link to view or subscribe to it. Note: You will need a feed reader or current browser to subscribe to feeds. If you click on a feed link in an old browser, it may display unfriendly, unformatted code.