I know it. You know it. Whenever we are given something to research, our first instinct is to Google it. My 4-year-old nephew knows about google. My 84-year-old grandmother knew to Google. Googling is so common that it has now officially become a verb.
There's nothing wrong with googling, but there are other ways!
Sometimes you're looking for something more than just a generic google search. Maybe you want research that's more focused, more specific, more timely, more unique. Maybe you're just looking for options to explore. Today, I bring you Google News Archive.
Google News Archive is a collection of newspapers/articles scanned in to an electronic archive. It is a searchable database for a multitude of topics. All you do is enter in your keyword and lots of articles (real scanned copies of newspaper articles) pop up. The archives can add a new level to any research project/ task you're working on.
Click this link to access the Google News Archive.
I've also created a very brief Google News Archive screencast to walk you through the site if you would like a tour.