To collect newspaper data from the internet, we recommend the following
Opera in its latest version 7.11 is not only the sleekest browser currently
on the market. It also has an indispensable feature for archiving data from the internet:
When you save a web pages with images (Menu File -> Save with
images as …), Operaadds automatically the URL from which you saved the document as a remark into the
HTML source code.
This feature makes referencing the document at a later stage of the research
process much easier.
majority of Internet users currently uses Microsoft's Internet
Explorer to render web documents. As the interpretation of news at times
also requires the interpretation of visualizations, it is therefore
imperative to keep a copy of the most popular browser software handy. Note,
however, that even identical versions of Internet Explorer or any
other browser for that matter necessarily renders identical visualizations
of HTML documents, as each user can customize both browser software and
desktop properties. As most users use default options, the rendering of web
pages with default options, will normally give you a reasonable idea, on how
the average user will access a document.
If you rely heavily on web data, you might want to consider Cartagio as your
collection tool. Cartagio helps you organize and re-track the data you
collected from the web. Cartagio's interface is little cumbersome to learn,
and, unlike other browsers, Cartagio is not free (prices start at US-$ 75),
but in the long run the ease with which you can store and organize data may
well offset your initial investments.
Net Snippets is not quite as powerful as Cartagio in its ability to organize data from the web. It can, however, help to collect and organize quotations from web pages, if you are are using Internet Explorer, for which it is a plug-in. Its hefty price of US-$ 79 does not seem in tune with the offer made by the far more powerful Cartagio or the similarly equipped, but less expensive SnipIE.
SnipIE The now defunct SnipIE was another plug-in for Internet Explorer. It allowed you to save and organize text clippings from web pages, automatically saving URI and referring URL. At US-$ 22.50, it is considerably cheaper than Net Snippets.
If you have a list of bookmarks or other URLs, you can
automatically download all related web pages up to a specified depth. This
tool is particularly useful, if you want to collect search results,
without actually following every link by hand. For an elaboration on, why
WebCopier might be a useful tool for you, see this article on archiving
web material for scholarly work. Webcopier currently costs US-$ 30.
To keep track of changes in web site content, consider this tool at