- Discovery of something valuable
— Roberta found an interesting article about her great grandfather with an elephind.com search; the news was a real elephind.
- Something discovered to be useful or interesting in some way
— elephind.com is the best search tool since sliced bread; it’s a real elephind.
- Discover by chance or unexpectedly
— Olga was searching for news about the Titanic; she elephinded thousands of articles.
- Become aware of
— Many family historians elephind newspapers to be an excellent genealogical resource.
- Recognize or discover something to be present
— News of any sort is elephinded in digital newspaper collections.
[origin: elephant + find = elephind (big find)]
The purpose of elephind.com is to make it possible to search all of the world’s digital newspapers from one place and at one time. It is now possible to search digital newspaper collections from around the globe in the aggregate. elephind.com is much like Google, Bing, or other search engines but focused on only historical, digitized newspapers. By clicking on the search result that interests you, you’ll go directly to the newspaper collection which hosts that story.
Family historians will find elephind.com particularly useful, enabling them to search across many newspaper collections simultaneously rather than having to visit each collection separately. Many of the smaller newspaper collections are not well known and may be difficult to find with the usual search engines but are searchable from elephind.com.