Suffolk County Historic Newspapers
The Port Jefferson Echo 1892-1906
South Side Signal 1869-1879
The Corrector 1858-1871
The Long Island Traveler 1880-1892
The Long Islander 1839-1863
Search strategies: Culper, Robert Townsend, Caleb Brewster
Major Historical Sets
Other Major Papers
Major Foreign Newspapers
Major Foreign Newspapers
Historic newspapers for Long Island. Original newsprint copies and microfilm. Most but not all titles are in STARS. Consult with Kristen Nyitray.
Card Catalog Drawer
Located at the Reference Desk. Indexes newspapers by state/region.
New York Times - 1851 to 3 years ago. Online access to page images and fulltext articles from the New York Times as far back as the first issue.
For newspaper articles after approx. 1980, you can search the following databases:
LexisNexis Academic - Thousands of newspapers, from major ones to more regional titles. Washington Post goes back to about 1975. Most papers go back to the mid 1980s or 1990.
Ethnic NewsWatch - Newspapers from minority and ethnic presses that often don't get covered in LexisNexis or Factiva. Most go back to early 1990s.
Newsday - 1985-present.
ON THE INTERNET
Chronicling America: The Library of Congress - Newspapers from some states from 1860-1922.
ICON: International Coalition on Newspapers - Best single guide to online newspapers. Lists digitization projects in the U.S. and around the world. Shows which are freely accessible and which cost money.
Google News Archive - Contains a mix of free and pay online newspapers, mostly from the 20th century.
Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature
To find magazine and journal articles between 1880 and 1980. Readers' Guide is located in the Central Reading Room (CRR). When you enter the CRR, it will be on the wall to your immediate left, at call number AI3 .R483.
Each volume of Readers' Guide is indexed by Subject. Under each subject, there will be a list of article titles, with abbreviations for the magazine or journal in which the article is located, the date of the issue, and the volume and page number(s).
When you find an article, you need to then check in STARS to see if the library has the magazine/journal for the date of the article. (I receommend using the JOURNAL CATALOG part of STARS. Once you find the magazine, check the "Summary Holdings" to see if we have the date you need.
For example, if you find an article from Time magazine from April 1957, search the JOURNAL CATALOG for Time. When you click on the link for Time, you will various Summary Holdings for Microfiche (1965-1974,1982-); Microfilm (1923-1956,1960-1964,1975-1981) and Print (1957-March 1975,Oct. 1975-1980,1982-). April 1957 would be available, then, in the Print version, which is located in the Main Stacks at call number AP2 .T37 OVERSIZE x.
You will also see a link for online versions. You can check this to see if the magazine/journal is available for your date. Please keep in mind, however, that most magazines and journals online will only go back to about 1980.
While JSTOR is often used for secondary sources, keep in mind that each journal in JSTOR goes back to its first issue. Many journals go back into the 19th century, and a few go back as far as the 17th and 18th centuries. So, it can also be used as a primary source.
Some of the major microforms that include historic magazines and journals are:
For more information on these collections, see the "Microforms" tab (above).