Google bringing history online by partnering with newspaper publishers

We read newspapers every day, either via hardcopies you’ve subscribed or online. However, have you thought of how to retrieved news articles that was published ages ago, perhaps 200 years ago?

I bet most of us want to know the news published ages ago, perhaps to those Law students who might want to know legal matters that was published last time online.

Today, Google has taken a step forward by launching an initiative to make old newspapers accessible online by partnering with newspaper publishers to digitize the millions of pages of news archives.

Not only will you be able to search these newspapers, you'll also be able to browse through them exactly as they were printed -- photographs, headlines, articles, advertisements and all.


You’ll be able to explore this historical treasure trove by searching the Google News Archive or by using the timeline feature after searching Google News

Try a search for [Americans walk on moon]...


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2 Responses to "Google bringing history online by partnering with newspaper publishers"

fooi said... September 9, 2008 at 2:46 PM

This is a good news for those people who likes to read news. As for me, I love to explore news in the past and present.

Besides that, students could benefits from it for their research on their assignment.

Great move Google!!

-=THIS IS MY SITE=- said... September 9, 2008 at 3:19 PM

fooi: yes i agree.... it will surely benefit those who is studying postgraduate courses ..


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