A Closer Look at Google’s News Archive Search

Google launched its News Archive Search with little fanfare in September, and I found it to be an interesting, useful service. Spend some time playing around with it, though, and you’ll find some cool features—and some rough edges, especially if you’re accustomed to using fee-based online services such as Factiva or LexisNexis. Guest writer Mary Ellen Bates takes a closer look at the news archives in today’s SearchDay article, Google As News Archivist.

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