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Alert Services: A How-To Guide

Covers basic techniques for setting up alerts (a.k.a. current awareness services) - including table of contents and saved searches via email, RSS feed, blogs, twitter, and Facebook.

What are Blogs?

According to Wikipedia, a blog is "a contraction of the term 'web log' and is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order."

There are many different types of blogs, including: personal blogs, corporate/organization blogs, or subject blogs.

Blogs can be monitored individually, using web browser bookmarks, or aggregated via an RSS newsreader service.

Blogs in Plain English

A 3-minute YouTube video.

Useful Blog Sites

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