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A list of news search engines, which let you find the latest news articles, stories and headlines from sources worldwide. If you are still looking for news using “normal” search engines, stop doing it! You’ll find the services below to be a much better way to search for the latest news stories from hundreds of sources on the web. These services provide exceptionally good results for current event searching, because they crawl only news sites and revisit these sites several times per day. Thus, the results are usually focused and timely.

Google News

http://news.google.com/

Provides the ability to keyword search across thousands of news sources found through crawling the web, while also providing the ability to browse categories of news where headlines are assembled automatically. Winner for Best News Search Engine from Search Engine Watch in 2002. (Review: Google News Search Leaps Ahead, Oct. 2, 2002)

Yahoo News

http://news.yahoo.com/

Similar to Google News, you can keyword search across thousands of news sources found by Yahoo’s news crawling partner, Moreover, as well as stories fed by major wire services and news partners. Yahoo Full Coverage lets you browse categories of news, where articles and resources have been hand-assembled by Yahoo editors. Second-place winner for Best News Search Engine from Search Engine Watch in 2002. (Review: A Closer Look At Yahoo News, July 30, 2003)

AllTheWeb News

http://www.alltheweb.com/?cat=news

This Overture-owned service lets you keyword search against content gathered from news sites across the web. Advanced news search page allows narrowing news sources to particular categories, such as sports or technology. Honorable mention winner for Best News Search Engine from Search Engine Watch in 2002.

AltaVista News

http://news.altavista.com/

This Overture-owned service lets you keyword search against news content found by sister-search engine AllTheWeb (above) and content supplied by major news partners such as the New York Times. Drop-down options under the search box make it easy to narrow results by news topic, world region or to some major news sources. Basic news headline browsing by category is also offered. Honorable mention winner for Best News Search Engine from Search Engine Watch in 2002.

Daypop

http://www.daypop.com/

Daypop lets you keyword search through content it finds from crawling thousands of news sites throughout each day. You can also search through weblog content or information from RSS feeds. Honorable mention winner for Best News Search Engine from Search Engine Watch in 2002. (Review: Behind the Scenes at the Daypop Search Engine, Sept. 10, 2003)

Other Choices

Ananova

http://www.ananova.com/

News search engine that provides coverage from about hundreds of different sources. It also features a “virtual newscaster” called Ananova.

Columbia Newsblaster

http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/nlp/newsblaster/

Experimental system that automatically assembles a page showing the day’s news, based on information it finds from crawling the web. (Review: Newsblaster: An Automatic Weblogger, March 6, 2002)

Net2one

http://www.net2one.com/

Provides ability to keyword search through news content from across the web or have information sent to you on a regular basis — but only for those who pay for the service. The free guest account functionality is so limited that it’s not worth the time signing up for it. If you aren’t going to be a paying member, another news search engine will serve you better.

Newsknife.com

http://www.newsknife.com

Not a news search engine but instead a news rating service. Newsknife measures how well various news sites, including automated ones like Google News, appear to be performing.

NewsNow

http://www.newsnow.co.uk/

Search headlines gathered from news sources around the world. Each listing also has a country flag icon to indicate the national origin of the report. You can browse newsfeeds that organize headlines into categories such as animal welfare and celebrity gossip.

NewsTrawler

http://www.newstrawler.com/

News meta search site that allows you to send a query to one or more news sites from one location. Hundreds of sites are listed, by country and by category.

NewsTrove.com

http://www.newstrove.com/

Keyword search or browse categories for news content from across the web.

Rocketinfo

http://www.rocketnews.com

Keyword search against news and weblog content gathered from across the web. Desktop software sold by Rocketinfo provides additional features, such as the ability search against more resources and to save searches. Formerly known as RocketNews. Past honorable mention winner for Best News Search Engine from Search Engine Watch. (Review: A Multifaceted Online News and Blog Search Tool, Jan. 27, 2004)

World News Network

http://www.wn.com/

Draws from hundreds of online news sources in 20 languages. Presents stories grouped into more than 500 subject and geographical categories. (Review: A Different Look at World News, Jan. 6, 2003)

[Source: This article was published in searchenginewatch.com ]

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