Most newspapers and popular magazines available online only go back to the early 1980s. To find material from before that time period, you will need to consult:
Print versions of Newspaper Indexes. Located in the Central Reading Room. Indexes covering the 1970s: New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Times.
For popular MAGAZINES, such as Time, Newsweek, and Good Housekeeping, use Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature – CRR Reference-Encyclopedias-AI3.R48 (1900 - ).
Most older magazines will be available in microforms, or in bound print volumes in the Main Stacks.
You will need the name of the magazine and date of the article. Use the JOURNAL CATALOG in STARS to search for the magazine by title. When you find it, check the SUMMARY HOLDINGS and HOLDINGS LOCATION for the location and format of the newspaper/magazine for your specific date.
EXAMPLE: If you are looking for an article from Time magazine for 1974, search for Time in the journal catalog. You will see that 1974 is available in print in the Main Stacks, call number AP2 .T37 OVERSIZE x, and in the microforms collection in the Central Reading room on Microfiche A380.
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 STARS. Consult with Kristen or Jason.
Card Catalog Drawer
Located at the Reference Desk. Indexes newspapers by state/region.