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How to do Google News advanced search? (2022)

How to do Google News advanced search? (2022)
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Do you want to find an old newspaper article from 50 or 100 years ago?

Do you want to find an old newspaper article about a specific incident?

Do you want to just browse the archives of newspapers for free?

If yes, then you are at the right place to learn about it. Advanced search on Google News helps you in finding the right news.

In this guide, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions to do an advance search on Google News.

How to do Google News advanced search?

Follow the below steps to find a news article within the past year.

Visit Google through any browser. 

Click on the rectangular dotted icon seen on the top right of the page. 

Select the “News” icon from that. 

Google News advanced search

Now the Google News page will be opened. 

Click on the drop-down arrow seen on the right end of the search bar. 

Google News advanced search

We can personalize our search and set the time. 

Now, you will get results according to that.

What is Google News archive?

Google News Archive provides free access to scanned newspaper archives.

The news archives go back to the 18th century in some cases. A timeline option is offered, allowing you to select news from different years.

How to search google news archives?

Follow the below steps to search google news archives.

Visit the Google News archive website.

You can type in the incident you want to search in the search bar. For example, if you want to search about the First world war, it will display all the newspaper articles about the First World war.

In this way, you can search newspaper archives for free.

How to search a specific newspaper in Google News archives ?

Follow the below steps to search a specific newspaper in google news archives.

Visit the Google News archive website.

Now you can see the list of newspapers with their old editions.

Google news archive

Click on the required Newspaper.

Click on the date you want to read.

You have the option to zoom the newspaper as well.

Google News Archive website doesn’t allow advanced search. However, you can use various google advanced search operators to do an advanced search on Google.

Follow the below steps to do an advanced search on Google.

Visit Google through any browser. 

Type the following command on the search bar.

site:news.google.com/newspapers

Now the page with the search result will get opened. 

Now you can add the specific incident for which you need the newspaper articles.

For example, if you want a newspaper article regarding JFK’s death, you can type in the following command.

site:news.google.com/newspapers JFK death

This will display all the newspaper articles regarding JFK’s death.

Google news archive advanced search

How to find archived news articles ?

There are two methods to find archived news articles.

Method 1: Using Google Search Operators

Method 2: Using Google News Archive

We will discuss each of these methods below.

Method 1: Using Google Search Operators

Google News has only made the digital versions of a few news articles till now. So, there may be a low probability of finding your desired news article.

However, you can give it a try by using the advanced google search operators as mentioned below.

Visit google through any browser. 

Search for the content you want in the search box using the advanced search operator.

site:news.google.com/newspapers

Now the page with the search result will get opened. 

Click on the “Tools” option below the search bar. 

Google news archive search operators

Click on “Any time”.

Click on “Custom range..” and set the time period you want. 

Now you will get results from that period of time. 

Most of the time there will be no results or limited search results. But sometimes, you might get lucky.

Method 2: Using Google News Archive

Google News Archive doesn’t have advanced search options. So, what you can do is to find the relevant newspaper of that era and search in it manually.

First of all, visit the Google News Archive website.

Find out the relevant newspaper. Click on it.

Click on the relevant edition.

You can now scroll through the newspaper to find the relevant news article.

How to search google news by date?

There are two methods to search google news by date.

Method 1: Using Google News

Method 2: Using Google News Archive

We will discuss each of these methods in detail below.

Method 1: Using Google News

With Google News, you can search for news by a specific period rather than a date. The specific period includes any time, past hour, past 24 hrs, past week, and past year.

Follow the below steps to search for a news article for a specific period.

Visit Google through any browser. 

Click on the rectangular dotted icon seen on the top right of the page. 

Select the “News” icon from that. 

Now the Google News page will be opened. 

Click on the drop-down arrow seen on the right end of the search bar. 

Now you can set the required period to view the google news of that period.

Method 2: Using Google News Archive

Follow the below steps to view Google News Archive.

First of all, visit the Google News Archive website.

Find out the relevant newspaper

Click on it.

Google News Archive Search

Click on the specific date.

You can now scroll through the newspaper to find the relevant news article.

Wrapping Up

Hope you get an idea about doing an advanced search on Google News. Kindly let us know f you have any queries.