Friday, November 12, 2010

Google News as an online research tool

Google News shows the top new stories from around the world. You can browse and search for certain locations, publications and more. It’s a good resource for finding current events and issues around which you can shape content. You can sign up for alerts via email, RSS and even on your mobile phone.

Go to to get started. On the left side of the page, you can browse by category. You can choose a particular country from the drop-down box if you’d like.

“Starred” means stories that you have starred or bookmarked for later reference.

You can subscribe to the RSS feed of any category page. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page to find the RSS link:

You can also search by keywords using the search box:

And if you choose “Advanced news search”, you can search by specific keyword combinations, location, publication, author and more:

Greg Cryns

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