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Old News March 23, 2007

Posted by gordonwatts in physics life.
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As usual, I’m only just figuring this out. SPIRES, one of the main citation resources for particle physics, will now issue citations in RSS format. So you can subscribe your RSS feed reader and it will pick up new papers that fit your search criteria. How cool is that??

If you want to build your own RSS feed you can start with the general search page, create a search, and then when you view the results select the RSS option. The URL can then be given to your RSS feed reader. Because of the length of time to do these searches, and the fact that the data changes very slowly, I’d strongly recommend that you tell your RSS feed reader to update at most once a day!

Another feature I didn’t know about is the citation summary. This tells you how many renowned papers you have (>500 citations) — I’ve got three. The top quark discovery papers. And it goes down the list a bit from there in citation catagories. A little ego surfing!

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