Google puts historical articles online, searchable



Wow, this is nice – and frankly, something I could probably spend hours with. Search Engine Watch tells us that Google will debut a searchable news archive that takes us back through around 200 years worth of news stories. Yes, folks, google is putting the last 200 years of history online. I remember the newsgroups being google-ized was a big deal and that just took us back to the beginnings of the modern internet…. Well, in actuality the articles aren’t hosted at google, but at either the content providers or their aggregation services….


Here is one direct link to the archive search, this appears to have as sources: Time, The New York Times, Washington Post, and other major papers. For the most part, the free articles are hosted at the content provider (like Time), and the pay articles are hosted at the agregator service (like ProQuest Archiver.)

It’s said that if your Google or Google News search has relevant historical archived news results, then you’ll see some of these articles returned in the search results. Currently the service is English only and it appears to be limited to some of the larger publications…. Given my genealogy hobby…. I’d really love to see this done with some of the smaller local papers as well. (Although I want a text transcript and a pdf or png of the original microfilm for context….) Think Google Books for archived news….

Well, it’s a start and a good one at that.

Related Posts

Blog Traffic Exchange Related Posts
  • The Google Problem Part 2 If you know me.... you know I have a HARD time putting down a problem that's unsolved. Even if it's a problem that really doesn't have a solution (in my control at least)... I have a tendency to look and analyze, turn it over and try and find out as......
  • Yahoo ! has launched Audio Search Yahoo! has released an Audio search. It not only allows a search of some of the freely available audio on the net, but according to this article, it searches the catalogs of online music services (such as Rhapsody, emusic, Garageband.com, iTunes.) This is the first Audio only content search I......
  • Time, value, ROI, Google and this site.... Googlebummed This is a fairly significant "state of this site" type post and well... if you're a usual visitor you might want to read/skim this one. It's been about 15 months or so since the last big redesign of this site and as some long time lurkers may know, the updates......
Blog Traffic Exchange Related Websites
  • Amazing Strategies On Just How To Optimise Your Free SEO Strategies By Using Paid Ads Precisely why on this planet would you want to target pay-per-click advertisements in the event that you'd previously determined that you were going to try to rank organically for your main key phrases? This is certainly completely contrary to one's thought process in the first place and quite apart from......
  • Buying World's Fair Memorabilia There are an endless variety of different types of collections and memorabilia out there, and one of the options that are available to you is to collect World's Fair memorabilia. For several decades now, both children and adults have brought home a multitude of different souvenirs and mementos following their......
  • Can Google's 'Insights for Search' Make You a Better Investor? Earlier today, I stumbled across one of Google's many data mining gadgets called "Insights for Search" and before I knew it, two hours of my day were gone. Basically, Insights For Search is just like Google Trends with few more bells and whistles, where it quantifies the number of times......
PDF24    Send article as PDF   

Similar Posts


See what happened this day in history from either BBC Wikipedia
Search:
Keywords:
Amazon Logo

Comments are closed.


Switch to our mobile site