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Syracuse University Libraries

Newspaper Databases

A guide to newspaper databases available through the SU Libraries system

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

Syracuse Newspapers: Current and Historical

Post Standard Collection - Syracuse Post-Standard (NewsBank) 1986-

Search or browse articles from the Syracuse Post-Standard (December 1986 – present) and (October 2012 – present), including full color scans of that newspaper’s print edition (June 2019 – present).

Access World News Syracuse Post Standard database search interface



Newspaper Archive database search interface


Historical Coverage of Area Newspapers

In addition to the NewspaperArchive database, you will find historical coverage of Syracuse and NY State newspapers via:


Local Papers: Outside Syracuse

For local newspapers published in areas outside of Central New York, the best strategy would be to look for a web page for current news, then try the NewspaperARCHIVE (below, left) for back issues or historic coverage.  Good starting points include the following: