Changes to Google News Archive and search

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 10 18:32:53 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 8:57 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
> Google has made changes to the search interface for the Google News
> Archive of scanned newspapers. The changes appear to make the archive
> much more difficult to search effectively. If a list member would like
> to share ideas for searching this database please reply with a message
> on list or off list. Thanks.

They don't make it easy, but Google News Archive can still be reliably
searched in a couple of ways. I keep this page bookmarked:

...which makes a box pop up over the usual news search allowing you to
specify a date range in the archives. Or you can do a site search on
Google using <> and then select "custom
range" in the "search tools" pulldown menu. More info here:


Ben Zimmer

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