News Search, Blogs and Feeds

A Toolkit


  • Lars Vage, Mid Sweden University
  • Lars Iselid, Umeå University, Sweden

This book is about news search and monitoring. Aimed at professionals with a strategic need of monitoring the surrounding world, users with a need to find the best news sources, monitoring services and news search strategies and techniques will benefit from reading this book. The main purpose is to present a practical handbook with an analysis of readily available tools, blending with passages of a theoretical nature. It is also useful for students at LIS programmes and related information programmes and for librarians and information professionals. The authors aim to aid the reader in reaching a greater understanding of the core in news search and monitoring.
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Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


Book information

  • Published: September 2010
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-602-9

Table of Contents

Introduction: The nature of news search; Free news search; Professional news search services; News monitoring services; Evaluating news search tools; Keeping track of the blogosphere; The power of RSS; News discovery via social networking tools; Concluding remarks.