Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Google. News Archive

Interesting and potentially useful new resource from Google - the Google News Archive indexes, which allows users find articles from selected news sources up to 200 years old. Much of the content retrieved requires a fee to download - so that for example a search on "Carlo Tresca" resulted in a list of 10 articles published between 1916 and 1988 but only 2 could be read free of charge. There is a further complication in that the differrent information providers use different payment methods. Positive features include an advanced search page, and the ability to organize the search results into a timeline.