New York Historical Newspapers on the Web
NYS Historic Newspapers free online access to a wide range of newspapers chosen to reflect New York's unique history
Brooklyn Daily Eagle a digitization project of the Brooklyn Public Library
Partial access available on the Web
Garrison's The Liberator at the Primary Research project (a project on local Boston history, provided by high school students)
The Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room at the Library of Congress provides an excellent webpage with links to some online resources, as well as leads for finding good print-only resources. Remember to check STARS when trying to determine if SBU libraries have a copy of an item.
Library of Congress Chronicling America project
News Archives on the Web: A service of the Special Library Association's News Division
See also the Newspaper Archives on the Internet box on this page
Nineteenth Century Masterfile - a collection of pre-1925 indexes. You can search the database for a topic, but then you must take additional steps to track down the source for any citations you find. Generally this means you search the STARS catalog for the source to see if we have it.
The 19th Century Masterfile database includes indexes for the following papers:
New York Daily Tribune 1875-1906
New York Times 1863-1905
Oregon Spectator 1846-1854
Palmer's index to The Times (London) 1880-1890
It also includes various indexes to periodical literature and specific magazine and journal titles.
It's really our only general online index that extends back in time past the mid-1900's.
1) Search Nineteenth Century Masterfile
2) Search the catalog to find out if we have the Source publication. For example, if the citation is Corbin, Austin Montauk Indians Claim Lands, New York Daily Tribune, Oct 9, 1895, p10 column 4 you want to search the catalog for the title New York Daily Tribune.
3) In the catalog record you need to look at the Holdings information to see if the library has the year 1895.
4) Note the location of the item from the catalog record, then go and find it (on the microfilm, shelf, or wherever).
SBU Libraries provide a subscription to the New Yorker Archive.
Useful Subject headings in the catalog:
AMERICAN NEWSPAPERS -- NEW YORK
NEW YORK (N.Y.) -- NEWSPAPERS
JOURNALISM -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY
JOURNALISM -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 18TH CENTURY
JOURNALISM -- UNITED STATES -- HISTORY -- 19TH CENTURY
Major Historical Sets
Index to Underground Newspaper Collection: Microforms Library Z6944.U5 B4 [1963-1985]
Alternative press. A guide to the microform collection Z6944.U5 B4 [1986-present]
Other Major Papers
Major Foreign Newspapers
Have historic newspapers for Long Island. Original newsprint copies and microfilm. Most but not all titles are in the catalog. Consult with Kristen Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives at (631) 632-7119.
Card Catalog Drawer
Located at the Reference Desk. Indexes newspapers by state/region.
How do you find articles on specific topics within a newspaper? It can be a difficlut process, but these indexes can help.
PRINT INDEXES (Located in the Central Reading Room, unless otherwise noted.)