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Syracuse University Libraries

Newspaper Databases

A guide to newspaper databases available through the SU Libraries system

Coronavirus Misinformation (via NewsGuard)

Coronavirus Misinformation Center (NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.)
Founded in 2018, NewsGuard is a for-profit venture that assigns a nutrition label assessment – and ultimately a color coded rating -  to digital news sources.

  • The inventory of dubious news websites tracked by NewsGuard has always been free to access
  • NewsGuard is waiving its $2.95 personal membership fee for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis for those interested in downloading their full browser plugin (works on Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox browsers, and on Edge mobile browsers for iOS and Android devices)
  • The tool can be applied for news website evaluation not limited to coverage of the Coronavirus
  • Students and other researchers are encouraged to apply a wide assessment criteria when evaluating sources, and in most cases not limit their assessments or rankings to any single review source or service (seek out multiple points of view in multiple respected sources).  See also the section of short online learning modules, under "Evaluating Information," within SU Libraries Credo Information Literacy Tutorials.  These review key principles for assessing information sources.

More about NewsGuard:

>and see also, subpages identifying NewsGuard’s leadership team, advisory board and investors 

Recently Added at Syracuse University (since 2018)

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

New York Times and Wall Street Journal

Short videos sharing access points for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal

  • Thanks to SU Libraries Video Intern, Benjamin Piers, for creating these

Since Fall of 2020, Syracuse University and Advance Media have an agreement in place offering exclusive access behind the paywall, available to all current SU students, faculty and staff.  An excellent access point to digital journalism covering the Syracuse and Central New York Region.

To activate that access, use these websites

Troubleshooting account problems:  This is not access managed by Syracuse University Libraries.  When addressing account registration problems, consult's page for digital subscription FAQs. For problem solving not addressed there, offers these options for getting further help - Customer Care Email: Customer Care Telephone Numbers:  1-315-470-6397, or toll free at - 1-800-765-3231


  • For deep archival access to newspaper article text for the Syracuse Post-Standard, as well as other Syracuse newspapers active at one time but no longer published, visit the database, Syracuse News Sources (aka:  Newsbank) [coverage is mid 1980s up to the present] and/or NewspaperArchive [a deeper archive of fully page imaged Syracuse newspapers, covering recent dates and reaching back to the 19th Century.  Beyond Syracuse, NewspaperArchive offers historical newspaper titles for many other cities and towns in New York State.]

Circulation Data

Quick Links to Often Used Newspaper Databases

Access World News Access Tip:  Access World News (Newsbank) has been expanding its range of full page imaged newspaper archives of current and recent content, with titles like The Guardian, The Independent, and more local to the SU Hill, Syracuse Post-Standard.  A handy way to see all such page imaged newspaper collections from the Access World News homepage is to click on the A-Z Source List, then click on the column heading for "Format" so that the format type called "image" sorts the page imaged newspaper titles toward the top of that A to Z list.

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