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Thursday, 14th March 2002

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Web Search--Google
Google Releases "News Search" Beta
Another week goes by and something new from Google. Today, a beta of a searchable Google News database. It can be accessed at http://news.google.com or via a box on the Advanced Search page. According to a company spokesman the database is refreshed with new content every hour and contains material from over 100 English-language sources including Newsday, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post and Reuters. Each entry includes a time stamp of when the content was first crawled and links to related articles (if available). You can learn more about Google News Search via this faq.
Syntax?
It appears that the Google limit syntax works with the news database.
Examples:
intitle: terms in the headline
intext: terms in the text of the article
site:cnn.com limits from a particular source (if available).
We'll keep testing and at the same time be on the lookout for new content and functionality.
See Also: AllTheWeb News Search (The database includes open web news content in several languages)

Odds & Ends
Due Online at the Beginning of April: A "Revised" Beta From Teoma
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Freebies
An Opportunity To Get A Free Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Book, Your Choice,
From the EEVL and Several Major Publishers

Thanks to EEVL Manager and Editor of the Internet Resources Newsletter , Roddy MacLeod, for the news.




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