As of yesterday, there is something new for Google News users. Anyone can now search magazine and newspaper archives directly from Google News for relevant articles covering over 200 years of historical information. By clicking on the"News Archive Search" link, users can search people, events or ideas to discover the most relevant articles and can also browse a historical timeline to focus in on articles from a specific time period, including the year an event took place. Sources of articles include both freely available archives, such as Time magazine or the Guardian, and web sites and databases where individual articles are available for a fee or by subscription, such as the Wall Street Journal or the Washington Post. For example, a search for Clarence Darrow, the famous Scopes trial attorney, produces a wealth of articles from the 1920’s to the present. Try it out.
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