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Newspaper Databases

A guide to newspaper databases available through the SU Libraries system

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.]

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 publication's web page for current news, then try the NewspaperARCHIVE for older back issues or historic coverage.  Good starting points also include the following: