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Feb 15, 2011 by gnuckx

How to find News Stories on Google

If you want to know about a very popular newsworthy event, it’s not hard to find on the Internet. There are an abundance of new websites and news information all over the net. however, you might want be looking for something specific, local, or otherwise little known or covered. Google is a great resource for getting all the top news, plus find that hard to get news information.

From Google’s home page, click on the News category at the top of the page. You will be redirected to Google News—a search engine solely for news stories of all kinds, lengths, and sources. You’ll see a search bar at the top of the page where you can enter the keywords of exactly what you are looking for. or, you can browse for news stories from the list of categories on the left sidebar:

Top Stories—for the biggest news stories of the dayWorld—for global news storiesU.S.—for top news stories of the countryBusiness—for commerce, trading, and company newsSci/Tech—for new stories, experiments, and developments in the science and technology worldEntertainment—for news about celebrities, movies, and music, and televisionSports—for various sports related newsHealth—for new discoveries and developments in health and health careSpotlight—for unique, interesting, and entertaining stories of all topicsMost Popular—for the hottest news stories across the board.

When clicked, each of these headings will list the top stories from their perspective categories, as well as pictures and other links.

Under these categories are three option on how to view news stories. You can view only headlines, only pictures, or all news.

If you are looking for a particular story, or stories about a particular person or event, etc., type the name or other related keywords into the search bar and click “Search News.” Once you click on the article heading, you will be redirected to the site where the news story originated, where you can usually comment on, print, email, and see related links to the story.

Next to the search bar at the top of Google News is a link for an advanced news search. You can specify the exact dates or dates the story was released to get past news stories. You can also narrow down your news search results to the news source, the geographical location of the news source, the location of the stories, the name of the author of the news story, specify where the keywords you typed appear in the story (title, body, etc.)

These options can be very helpful if you are looking for local news only, you prefer a certain author or media company, or you’re trying to find a story you saw another time and are having trouble finding again.

With the wide variety of options, multiple news sources, and large collection of news stories that can only be obtained online, Google News is sure to have the story you’re looking for, perspectives from all angles, and a variety of educational and entertaining opportunities.

Written by Hannah Miller, Director of Online Marketing and Customer Service Rep, is a nationwide Internet Services provider that is all-American owned and operated. Call today, 1-800-336-3318 or sign up online. Check out my blog for this and more great articles!

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