So all you reporters and producers who have had trouble doing research because your news organization doesn’t pay for a database and you can’t access one electronically via your local library — this is a Christmas/Hanukkah present for you.
You can search the Google News archive back through 2003. This can help you confirm facts, check details and do other research.
Here’s how to find it, because it’s not real intuitive:
- Put a search term in the Google search box
- Click on “News” (under the search bar in red)
- Click on “Search tools” to the right of News
- Use se the pull down menu “Recent” to find “Archives”
Here’s a visual representation:
I just tried it with this search: Cuba and diplomacy and found 57 pages of stories including some in 2006.