With your New York Public Library card you have access to a wide array of current and historic news resources from home.
Current News Resources
Limiting your search in the Articles & Databases page to any of these subjects will narrow results to current news resources:
- Magazines, Journals, and Serials
- International Newspapers
- Individual U.S. Newspapers
- U.S. Newspapers
Searching by subject in the Articles and Databases page
Suggested Current News Resources
PressReader (formerly called PressDisplay)
Provides access to current newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. Includes over 2,000 U.S. and international titles. Registering as a user with the site is optional and allows for personalized, saved settings.
Search the most recent global news content—with archives that stretch back into the 1980s—from over 2,500 news sources including newspapers, newswires, news journals, television and radio transcripts, blogs, podcasts, and digital-only websites in full-text format. Global Newsstream provides one of the largest collections of news from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Australia.
New York TimesNew York Times (1980-present)Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of ProQuest.New York Times (1851-2015) w/ IndexAccess to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of ProQuest.
Wall Street JournalFull text of the Wall Street Journal, 1984-presentAccess to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of ProQuest.
Access over 100 popular magazines, including Bon Appetit, Sports Illustrated, Time, and People, through this digital platform.
New Yorker Digital Archive
The entire run of the New Yorker, in full text and full color, from 1925-present.
Doing Research with Historic Newspapers
The New York Public Library offers a number of digitized collections of newspapers from all across the world, from the colonial period to the present day. Limit your search in the Articles & Database page to “Historical Newspapers.”
Some blog posts about doing research with historic newspapers:
- On the Front Page: A Look Back at the Fall of the Berlin Wall
- On the Front Page: A Look Back at D-Day
- On the Front Page: A Look Back at Pearl Harbor
- Before Online Dating: Vintage Love Advice with NYPL's E-Resources
- Fake News Isn't New: Researching Its History with NYPL's E-Resources
- The Alternative Press: A Look Back at Transvestia
Newspapers.com is the largest online newspaper archive consisting of 300+ million pages of historical newspapers from 11,100+ newspapers from around the United States and beyond, with a special focus on full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles in addition to small local newspapers. The collection includes a broad range of dates, mostly covering the 19th and 20th centuries.Access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to NYPL cardholders working from home, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Newspapers.com.
Daily News via ProQuest Northeast Regional Newspapers Collection
Searchable full-text and page images of the ProQuest Northeast Regional Historical Newspapers collections, which includes the following titles related to New York, New Jersey, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. ProQuest Northeast Regional Historical Newspapers is accessible from home with the library card. This database includes the New York Daily News.
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This post was created in collaboration with Rhonda Evans, Assistant Chief Librarian, Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.