How To Work with Google Archive News
In my last posting I wrote about the date error on The Argus Press newspaper collection in Google News Archive list .
I then noticed that there are options on the web page which I think readers of this blog would be interested to know about.
In this posting I will discuss the following three options:
1. Browse this newspaper
2. Browse all newspapers
- When you first go on to Google News Archive list you get this page.
You can then pick a newspaper to go to, such as Argus Press.
- When you click on it then you get this page.
This shows you the collection available to view.
Remember these are the years they say they have available, but the dates might be wrong so go into the “odd” years to make sure they are what Google says they are. “Odd” years will be obvious because they don’t fall within the main collection.
- When you pick a newspaper to go to, such as this Jul 1, 1972 issue of The Argus Press.
You can then pick a page from that particular issue and notice also up on top two (2) options: Browse this newspaper and Browse all newspapers.
To view the particular page just move your mouse around a page until some line highlights and click on it. This will bring that page up to the screen and then you can page through this issue.
- If you want to see more issues of the same newspaper click on Browse this newspaper and you will get this page.
Notice that you get the collection starting with the one you were just at.
- If you go back and pick the Browse all newspapers
you will get this page.
- Now let us go back to the page we got when we clicked on Browse this newspaper and you will notice on the top left an option which says Show which has a drop down menu.
This allows you to show what list you want to see from this collect; Day, Week, Month, Decade. See the example pages below.
-The different options allow you to narrow your search of a particular date in time, and if they have that issue you can select it. You will notice that they may not have what you want and even if they say they do be sure to check the date.
- I hope this gives you a better understanding of how to use the Google News Archive list collection and of course this is also how the Enhanced News Archive List with Locations and USA Only List of Newspapers work.
Remember that the Enhanced News Archive List with Locations and USA Only List of Newspapers tables are my creation and are only used to view the publication location, you will not be taken back to them once you are in the Google News Archive list collections.