Monday, December 05, 2005

What RSS Feeds Can Do For You, part 5

In addition to the many law-related RSS feeds, there are also many other feeds that may be of use to attorneys. You can subscribe to any of the following feeds at no cost.

This summer the National Library of Medicine announced the availability of RSS Feeds for delivery of daily updated search results from PubMed. See instructions for creating and subscribing to PubMed feeds from the NLM Technical Bulletin. You can also set up automatic email updates using My NCBI.

Auto Recalls is a public interest project of, a company that designs and optimizes law firm websites. You can subscribe to RSS feeds of recall information for All Vehicle Makes, a single manufacturer, a particular model, or a model and year.

PubSub is a matching service to which you can subscribe to receive RSS updates when new content is created that matches your subscription. With PubSub SEC Filings, you can subscribe to receive notifications of SEC filings by company, subject or form type.

The Washington & Lee School of Law Library has created a nice service to which you can subscribe to receive Current Law Journal Content. Set up a profile to subscribe to a feed containing tables of contents from as many or as few journals as you choose.

Subscribe to customized searches of blogs and news with Yahoo and Feedster, and news searches with Google. Can LexisNexis and Westlaw be far behind on use of RSS technology to deliver updated search results?

Use RSS to track UPS and USPS packages at Simple Tracking. RSS feeds for tracking DHL and FedEx are coming soon.

There are RSS feeds for National Weather Service watches, warnings, and advisories; comic strips; new music and video releases; and almost any current information need. Find more feeds here, here, and here.

For previous entries in this series, see part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, and Subscribing to RSS Feeds.


  • Bonnie Shucha's WisBlawg.
  • Robert J. Ambrogi, "Feed Me! Don't Have Time to Surf the Web? Let RSS Do It for You," 3 Internet Law & Strategy 5 (Nov. 2005).

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