Fagan Finder Search By Date

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General Web
News, Blogs, Realtime
Published Items
Miscellaneous

Information and Tips

About This Tool

In 2002 Google introduced the ability to narrow search results by date, but it was quite difficult to use. I built a simple way to access the feature, which proved quite popular. While Google has made it easier, it is still a hard-to find feature. Here I present an easy-to-use interface to search not only Google, but other tools which can be narrowed by date range. If you know of others, please suggest them.

Changes to this Page

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  1. November 17, 2010: Added several new search engines: Ask.com, Exalead, BlogPulse, and Topsy. Moved Google Groups into Miscellaneous category and split News, Blogs, and Realtime off from the General category.
  2. November 15, 2010: This page is created, being spun off from the Google Ultimate Interface page.

Search Tips by Tool

Google
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google (with timeline)
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Ask.com
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Exalead
See also Search Help.
Google News
Search tip: Includes only the current and previous month. See also Advanced Search.
News Archive
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
News Archive Timeline
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google Blog Search
Search tip: Search as far back as 2000. See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
BlogPulse
Search tip: Search up to 180 days ago. You can use full boolean with AND, OR, and NOT. See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Topsy
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google Books
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
WorldCat
Search tip: Find books by year published.
Google Scholar
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google Scholar (Law)
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google Patents by file date
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google Patents by issue date
See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
HistoryMole
Search tip: Finds historical events; you can then view the timeline they’re in. See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Google Groups
Search tip: Search as far back as 1981. See also Advanced Search and Search Help.
Gmail
Search tip: Special fields include from:, to:, subject:, label:, has:attachment, list:, filename:, in:, is:, cc:, bcc:, and deliveredto:. See also Search Help.
Wayback Machine
Search tip: Enter the URL of a web page, beginning with http:// to see how it used to look. Archives go back as far as 1996. See also Advanced Search and Search Help.