Google News Archive Search - Search Our History

Sep 6, 2006 • 9:39 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google today has launched Google News Archive Search a very impressive database of over 200 Years of News as Chris Sherman put it. Philipp at Google Blogoscoped has an excellent working example of a search in action. I am sure Gary Price at Resource Shelf will have a boat load to say about this when he has time to compile his thoughts.

How does it work? The Google News Archive Search Help page has a great overview of the page features for you to read. Did you know the first mention of Danny Sullivan in a newspaper (indexed by Google) was on Jul 31, 1883 by Olean Democrat.

Danny Sullivan was severely bitten on the arm by Quinn's dog last Thursday. Dr Eddy dressed the wound and the little fel- low is doing well.

Hope you feel better Danny.

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Update: Asked Gary for some link, relevant to other options when it comes to searching newspaper and magazine archives and he did this Saturday and a new post Today.

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Michael Martinez

09/06/2006 02:33 pm

Just based on my initial testing, I think this will be a great tool. I've long wanted to be able to search the news archives from a single resource. Two thumbs up, Google!

Tim Finin

09/06/2006 03:06 pm

It seems like many of the documents in news archives were scanned poorly and are unusable. I tried entering a query consisting of a random, meaningless four-letter sequence, <b>GFHD</b> and got <a href="">eleven results</a>, like this one: <blockquote><a href="">The Fitchburg Sentinel (Newspaper) - July 3, 1901, Fitchburg ...</a><br /> Subscription - Fitchburg Sentinel - NewspaperArchive - Jul 3, 1901<br /> F. MarrUm has an oflioe at tbe <strong>GfHd</strong> 09 tht tHutilttit oamp jwd will twtt if Urar if. Run u4 famtly of IterjtN IMMjJIfc BRAVING SPION KOP. ...<br /> <a href="">Related web pages</a> </blockquote>

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