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BILD 38: Dementia, Science & Society: Google News & RSS Feeds

Dementia News

Recent articles about dementia from Google News.

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Getting full-text news articles

Most of the time, you will probably be able to read the full text news article online. However, there may be articles that you will be asked to pay for or to sign up for an account in order to read them.

Never pay for an article without checking the UCSD Library catalog to see if we have a subscription.

To see UCSD subscribes to a newspaper, watch this video or follow these steps:

  1. Go to the UCSD Library Catalog
  2. Click "Journals and Serials" above the search box (this will limit your search to newspapers and journals only)
  3. Type the newspaper title into the search box (e.g. New York Times)
  4. Click on the result that most closely matches your search terms (it will probably be one of the first three results)

The record will provide:

  • a link to the online full-text articles (if available) -- click on "Go to electronic version"
  • a library location and call number to find the article in print at one of the libraries (this will mostly be for older articles)

Finding News on the Internet

Google News is a great place to start your news-related research.

Searching Google News

When doing a search in Google News, notice:

"Sections" on the left side of the page. These are similar to different sections you would see in a print newspaper. For example, if you are interested in the economics of dementia, you might limit your search to the Business section. Note that there are more sections than appear by default. Click "add a section" in the upper right corner for more choices. 

Results Display. Google uses a complex formula to identify the order of the results. You should not assume the most recent results are at the top of the list -- they are more likely to be the most "popular."

Similar Articles. If you find an interesting article and want to see more like it, click the double "up arrow" icon next to the story to get related articles.

 

Customize Google News

Google Search Alerts

If you have a Google account, you can also take advantage of some great features, such as setting up email alerts.

By setting up an alert, you will be notified when new results match your search terms. To do this:

  1. Visit the Google Alerts page (you will need to log into your google account).
  2. Enter the search for which you want alerts. You may want to search Google first to create a good search and then copy and paste it in this box.
  3. Limit the Result Type to News.
  4. Customize your alert by selecting the frequency (how often) and number (how many).
  5. Click "Create Alert." In the future, you can modify or delete your alert by visiting this page and managing the alerts.