How to Search CNN.com

Last updated: January 18, 2016 - 4:12pm EST

Usually, when you're on a news website, it's fun just to browse the headlines and discover articles and related pieces.  But sometimes, you may be looking for a particular news story, perhaps one that was written at a specific time.  That's when you can use the CNN.com search function to help you find it.

To search CNN.com:

  1. Go to www.cnn.com in your web browser and click the magnifying glass icon.

  2. Type in your search terms, and then click Search.

  3. Use the available functions to filter or sort your search results.

  4. Navigate through your pages of search results until you find the result you're looking for, and then click on its title.

It's a pretty simple process, but some parts of it as we described it above are a bit ambiguous.  If you need a full explanation (and screen captures for visualization purposes), then read on.

Detailed instructions for how to search CNN.com

  1. Open your web browser and go to www.cnn.com.  Then, click the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner.

    The CNN.com search icon

  2. A search box will appear.  Type in your search terms, and then click Search (or press the "Enter" key on your keyboard).

    The CNN.com search bar

  3. When your search results appear, you can use the "Sort By" drop-down menu in the upper-right corner to sort your results by Relevance to your search terms or by publishing Date.

    CNN.com search filtering and sorting options

    You can also use the top options on the left-hand side to filter your results by media type; with the exception of "Everything", you can select more than one option at a time.  You can also use the lower options on the left-hand side to filter your results by publishing date: Any Time, within the Past Day, within the Past Week, within the Past Month, or within the Past Year.

  4. At the bottom of your search results, you can click Previous to go to the last page of results that you looked at, or click Next to go to the next one in order.  You can also click one of the numbers here to go right to a specific page of results; the bolded number shows your current page.

    CNN.com search results

    Click on the title or thumbnail image for an article to view it.

That's how easy searching on CNN.com is!  If you need more information or help with searching on CNN.com, see this help article.

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