Google helps bring more magazine archives and current magazines online, partnering with publishers to begin digitizing millions of articles from titles as diverse as New York Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and Ebony. In November, Google announced another magazine-related project to digitize the photographic archive of Life Magazine in order to make it available via Google Image Search.
Via the Official Google Blog:
“You can search for magazines through Google Book Search. Try queries like [obama keynote convention], [hollywood brat pack] or [world’s most challenging crossword] and you’ll find magazine articles alongside books results. Magazine articles are tagged with the keyword “Magazine” on the search snippet.
Over time, as we scan more articles, you’ll see more and more magazines appear in Google Book Search results. Eventually, we’ll also begin blending magazine results into our main Google.com search results, so you may begin finding magazines you didn’t even know you were looking for. For now you can restrict your search to magazines we’ve scanned by trying an advanced search.
Later: As always, the zen-master of search, Danny Sullivan, has the details on Google’s plans, along with some tips on how to use the advanced search features.