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New Book RSS Feeds
The UCLA Library provides RSS feeds and a Customized Feeds Wizard to deliver notifications to users about items recently added to library collections.
RSS Feeds provide feeds for nearly eighty subjects based on a combination of call numbers and keywords; the subjects are also correlated with UCLA departments and programs.
New Book Feeds by Subject
Customized Feed Wizard
If the standard RSS feeds listed above do not meet your needs, you can create your own feed by using the Customized Feeds Wizard. The wizard will help you create customized feeds by filtering through call number, language, library, and publication year.
Frequently Asked Questions About RSS
What is RSS?
RSS most commonly stands for Really Simple Syndication and offers an easy and convenient way for users to receive updates from informational websites. The information is published in feeds to which anyone can subscribe; subscribers then receive the feeds through stand-alone software called feed readers, through modern browsers like Firefox or Chrome, or through websites like Feedly.
What criteria were used for the subjects?
The subject list has been developed by UCLA Library staff and is based on a mixture of UCLA academic departments, Library of Congress classifications, and National Library of Medicine classifications. The list was originally developed to classify licensed article databases and online resources in terms easily understandable by UCLA students, faculty, and staff.
This mapping table shows the relationship between call numbers and subject categories: for example, Computer Science = QA75 - QA76.95; TK7885 - TK7895.
What information does each feed contain?
Each feed lists titles that have been added to the UCLA Library Catalog in the given subject area two to five days ago. The entry for each title contains author, title, imprint, location, call number, and a hyperlink directly to the full record.
How often are the feeds updated?
All feeds are updated once a day, seven days a week, early in the morning.
How can I get all call numbers for my customized feeds?
Please see the Library of Congress classification system and the National Library of Medicine classification system for full explanations of their call-number systems and the links between call numbers and subjects.
You can also contact the subject specialists in the relevant discipline to get the call numbers and subjects.
What call number formats can I use to create my own feed?
There are four valid call number formats:
- Call letter alone: This selects all call numbers that start with that exact call letter (e.g., KF matches KF1 – KF9999).
- Call letter with wildcard: This selects all call numbers that start with that letter (e.g., K* matches K1 – KZZ9999).
- Call letter with start/base number: This matches all call numbers that begin with that exact letter/number combination (e.g., K135).
- Call letter with start and end ranges: This selects all call numbers that fall within that range (e.g., KF300 – KF352).
What publication year format can I use to create my own feed?
- A single year: e.g., 1979
- An exact range: e.g., 2001-2003
- An range ending in a particular year: -2002 (i.e., all years up to 2002).
- A range starting in a particular year: 1975- (i.e., all years from 1975 to the present).
- A few years back from the present: +3 (i.e., 2005-2008).
Input can contain only digits, plus sign (+), and/or minus sign/hyphen (-). Calendar years must contain all applicable digits: for example, se 1978-1988, not 1978-88, which would be interpreted as 1978 C.E. to 88 C.E. and return no results. If you enter multiple years/ranges, separate the distinct values/ranges with semi-colons (;): 1970;1980;1990.