Google De-Enhancements

A few weeks ago I posted that Google had discontinued the Google Uncle Sam search engine for government documents.
Law Librarian Blog reports that Google has, unfortunately, discontinued a few more things:

  • “The option for Advanced Search no longer appears on the main Google page. You can still get there by going to The option still appears next to the search box on a results page for a previous search. Advanced Search has been vastly simplified in its filtering options, suggesting that Google thinks its omnivorous general search is good enough.”
  • Google News Archives search is no longer available as a direct search, nor will there be any new content added to the project…. The content that currently exists should still be available through a general search and through the Advanced Search option in Google News.”