Free news is everywhere. For-fee services are becoming more important, which is a strange twist in online access that many researchers may ignore. Free and for-fee news search systems are needed more now than at any other time in online history. Bing News, Google News, and Yahoo! News services are compelling, but appearances and assumptions can be deceiving. News is ubiquitous. Whether you use the news services of Google, Bing, or Yahoo!, each provides a colorful interface. Hotlinks to news collections on sports, entertainment, science, and business are plentiful. Important stories warrant an image or a callout. Most of the sites provide a search function, but when chasing down a difficult topic such as "Syria chemical provider," the query must be run on each individual news site. Some queries returned few useful results via the Google-powered search.
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