4.7. Beyond Google for News Search
After a long dry spell, news search engines have popped up all over
the Internet. Here are my top two:
- Rocketinfo (http://www.rocketnews.com)
Does not use the most extensive sources in the world, but
lesser-known press release outlets (such as PETA) and very technical
outlets (e.g., OncoLink, BioSpace, Insurance News Net) are to be
found here. Rocketinfo's main drawback is its
limited search and sort options.
- Yahoo! Daily News (http://dailynews.yahoo.com)
Sports its source list right on the advanced search page. A 30-day
index means that sometimes you can find things that have slipped off
the other engines. Provides free news alerts for registered Yahoo!
users. One drawback is that Yahoo! Daily News has few technical
sources, which means stories sometimes appear over and over in search