News Search, Blogs and Feeds - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843346029, 9781780631813

News Search, Blogs and Feeds

1st Edition

A Toolkit

Authors: Lars Vage Lars Iselid
eBook ISBN: 9781780631813
Paperback ISBN: 9781843346029
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 27th September 2010
Page Count: 258
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Table of Contents

List of figures

List of abbreviations


About the authors


Chapter 1: Introduction: the nature of news search


Discovering the power of news search

The concept of news and its relations

News published on the web vs printed news

Structured vs unstructured news content

The different types of news search tools

Chapter 2: Free news search



A short history of free news search

The best free news search engines

Other news search engines

Directories of news sites

Major newspapers with web archives

Broadcast news

News agencies

Press release wires

Scientific wires

Historical newspaper digitizing projects

Websites mentioned in this chapter

Chapter 3: Professional news search services



Advantages of professional search services

Advanced searching techniques

Search results

Search alerts

Client billing

Other fee-based services

Websites mentioned in this chapter

Chapter 4: News monitoring services



Describing news monitoring services

A short history of news monitoring services

The meaning of news monitoring services

Evaluating your monitoring service

Irrelevance in news monitoring services

Sample list of news monitoring and related services

Chapter 5: Evaluating news search tools



Frequency of spidering




Chapter 6: Keeping track of the blogosphere



What exactly is a blog?

The roots of blogging

The blog explosion

The blogosphere

The evolution of blog


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.

Key Features

  • Presents effective tools to evaluate news search engines and databases
  • Harness the power of RSS (Real Simple Syndication) feeds in online news search and monitoring
  • Learn how to navigate and critically question the news found in the blogosphere


Practitioners and students of Library and Information Science


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About the Authors

Lars Vage Author

Lars Våge is currently a librarian at Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall for the department of Technology and Media. He is responsible for the subject of computer science, electrical engineering, informatics and statistics. Since 2001 he has maintained a blog reporting on search engines on the Internet,

Affiliations and Expertise

Mid Sweden University

Lars Iselid Author

Lars Iselid is an Information Architect on the CS Library team at Teknihuset, a leading technical solution provider for digital libraries. He is a well-known blogger and search engine expert and also works as librarian at the Digital Library Department, Umeå University. Iselid is a popular speaker and trainer in such areas as information search, social media and search engine optimization. Since 2001 he has maintained a blog reporting on search engines on the Internet,

Affiliations and Expertise

Umeå University, Sweden