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Newspaper Databases

A guide to newspaper databases available through the SU Libraries system

Syracuse University Libraries - Newspaper Databases

Use links in this guide's menu bar to browse SU Libraries newspaper database options for Local, National, and International news.  Or, if seeking a specific newspaper title use the 'journal title' search box in the library's 'classic catalog.'  See also, the link on this home page to the A to Z list of all News & Newspaper databases available via SU Libraries.


Newspapers on Newspaper sticks. Image courtesy of Christian Sheehy

Circulation Data

Quick Links to Often Used Newspaper Databases

New York Times?

New York Times newspaper mastheads

For options available to access the digital New York Times online, see the New York Times Guide.


Syracuse University students and faculty have access to a number of indexes and full-text article databases that include New York Times coverage, including:

ProQuest (1980- present; plus older page imaged historical NYT content)
*Article text only for recent decades, but also includes content classified as "historical newspapers," covering NYT fully page imaged newspapers  dating back to the founding issues of that publication in the 19th Century

ProQuest Recent Newspapers:  The New York Times (2008 - recent; 3 month embargo)
*Contains NYT newspaper page images typically excluded from many other article text only databases (including photos, charts, advertising, maps, etc.).  Three month embargo between current date and most recent available page scans.  For article content from the New York Times within those more recent 3 month recent timeframes, consult other databases (e.g., ProQuest or Nexis Uni, etc.) or visit the New York Times Guide for Digital NYT access

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The New York Times (1851 - recent years)
*Contains NYT newspaper page scans covering the founding of the publication in 1851 thru to more recent years, up thru four years of the current date on an annual rolling recency archival basis.  For recent page imaging to within 3 months of the current date, consult ProQuest Recent  Newspapers:  The New York Times


Search The Classic Catalog for Newspaper Titles