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* News: Finding News

News Sources

  This guide can help you get started in finding news sources for your topic.  You can also find recommended news sources within the subject guides specific to each discipline.  For international news sources, use Google Translate or Bing Translator to decipher information in other languages.

Special Topics

International & National (non-US) News

US National & Regional (outside NYS)

NYS & Local

Major News Databases


Search Google for Official Sites by Locale


Advanced Search

When looking for official country, state or city websites, a good rule of thumb is to limit your domain (within the advanced search) to the appropriate abbreviation.

For country sites, refer to a list of country-specific domains.  Add your topic to Google and add site:fr (if France is the country of choice).

For state sites, limit the domain to state.state (i.e. Add your topic to Google and add

For county/city/town sites, the process isn't as cut and dry.  Try adding your topic, the name of the city of interest and limit to the appropriate state.  For example, a Google search might be health Rochester  Some cities/towns will list their websites under of (i.e.  Others will use a .org (i.e.,,  Even still, cities may refer to the broader county is which they're located (i.e.,