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Explore our collection of hundreds of online resources and databases. Use our free online content to help with your research, whether it's finding a single article, tracing a family tree, learning a new language, or anything in between.

Flipster

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Access over 100 popular magazines, including Bon Appetit, Sports Illustrated, Time, and People, through this digital platform.  Send issues to the app (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play) for offline reading.  Please Note: In order to access magazines through the Flipster app please follow the steps below: 1. Download the Flipster app onto a device.   2. Go to the NYPL articles & databases page and access Flipster through our website. Or type the following URL in your web browser on your phone or device: https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/flipster   3. Click on Connect to Database, you will be asked to sign in with your library card and pin number if accessing remotely. Look up the magazine you want, choose "Read this Issue".   4. There is an option in the upper left hand corner (looks like 3 lines), chose open in App.   5. The Flipster app usually opens automatically, but if not just go to the Flipster App and click on "shelf" the magazine should be downloaded and can be read offline.
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Gannett Newsstand

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Access to the full text of more than eighty local and regional newspapers (1990s-present), published by the Gannett Publishing. Titles include the Journal News from White Plains and Ocean County Observer from New Jersey.  
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New York City History, United States History, U.S. Newspapers
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Global Newsstream

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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. 
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International Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers
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Le Monde (1944 - 2000)

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Written in the French language and covering leading issues and events, like World War II and the Fifth Republic, to French, European and international politics, society and business, ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Le Monde reveals the day-to-day news coverage valued by researchers.
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MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

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Contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. 
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MasterFILE Premier provides full text for over 1,800 general interest, business, consumer health, general science, and multicultural periodicals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,500 periodicals.
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Michigan Chronicle: Historical Newspapers 1936-2010

Michigan Chronicle offers primary source material essential to the study of American history and African American culture, history, politics, and the arts. Examine major movements from the Great Migration and Civil Rights to the election of America’s first Black president.
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Newspapers.com

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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.
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Genealogy, New York City History, United States History, News Media, Journalism and Publishing, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Individual Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, African American Studies
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Newspaper Source (EBSCO)

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Searchable full text to over 170 U.S. newspapers and 20 international newspapers. Also includes newswires and TV and radio news transcripts.
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Newspaper Source provides selected full-text for nearly 30 national (U.S.) including USA Today, and 20 international newspapers. The database also contains selected full text for more than 200 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Detroit Free Press, The New York Daily News, The San Jose Mercury News, etc. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, FOX News, and NPR.
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NewsVault (Gale)

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Cross-searchable database of British historical news archives. Users can simultaneously search across The Times Digital Archive, 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection, Financial Times Historical Archive, The Economist Historical Archive, and many more. 
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Includes the titles: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II 19th Century UK Periodicals, Series 1: New Readerships 19th Century UK Periodicals, Series 2: Empire 19th Century U.S. Newspapers Economist Historical Archive 1843-2008 Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2007 Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003 Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 (Coming to NewsVault Spring, 2012) The Sunday Times Digital Archive, 1822-2006 (Coming to NewsVault Spring, 2012) Times Digital Archive 1785-1985 Times Digital Archive 1986-2006 (Coming to NewsVault Spring, 2012) Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2007
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New York Times (1851-2017) w/ Index

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Searchable full-text and page images from The New York Times archive with the option to search by subject headings (index covers 1851-1993).     
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Business, Government and Law, History, Genealogy, New York City History, United States History, Performing Arts, Reference, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, American Studies
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Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers

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Over 500 titles covering the entire nineteenth century, with a special emphasis on westward expansion, the American Civil War, and the African American experience.   All states and territories, except Washington and Nevada, are represented, but please note that some publications have a small number of issues, rather than their complete run, included. 
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United States History, Historical Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, African American Studies, American Studies
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NOVELny Resources

NOVELny Resources are available to all New Yorkers without a password as long as one is in New York State, via a NY driver or non-driver ID if not currently in New York State and/or via a Library Card.
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U.S. Newspapers, Magazines
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Periodicals Archive Online

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An interdisciplinary digital archive of hundreds of full text journals published in the arts, humanities and social sciences. 
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Art, Art History, Business, Government and Law, United States History, World History, Language and Literature, English and American Literature, Performing Arts, Music, Philosophy, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Religion, Area and Cultural Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Jewish Studies, Economics, Geography, Political Science
Periodicals Archive Online is an online periodical archive that makes the backfiles of periodicals in the humanities and social sciences available in full text . Currently, Periodicals Archive Online contains over 600 journals, providing access to over 14 million article pages - representing over 3 million articles and they continue to add new titles. 
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Periodicals Index Online

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A database of millions of citiations for articles in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, across more than 300 years. Over 6,000 journals are included. Journals indexed span 37 key subject subject areas and multiple languages.
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Art, Architecture, Art History, Government and Law, History of Europe, United States History, Language and Literature, English and American Literature, Performing Arts, Music, Philosophy, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Religion, Social Sciences, Anthropology, African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Women's Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, Political Science, Psychology
Periodicals Index Online (PIO) formerly, Periodicals Contents Index (PCI), allows searching for articles by words or phrases in the titles, by author, and by journal title. Searches can be restricted by language and year of publication. In addition, a list of issues for each journal and the table of contents for each issue are available to browse. The scope is international, and includes journals in English, French, German, Itlaian, Spanish and msot other Western languages.
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Popular Magazines

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Includes more than 1,000 full text magazine titles, covering subjects such as general interest, social sciences, health, and more. 
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PressReader

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Provides access to current newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format.  Includes over 2,000 U.S. and international titles. Formerly called PressDisplay.  Registering as a user with the site is optional and allows for personalized, saved settings.  Patrons should consult PressReader's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before registering. Please Note: In order to access newspapers and magazines through the PressReader app please follow the steps below: 1. Go to the NYPL Articles & Databases page and access PressReader through our website. Visit https://www.nypl.org/collections/articles-databases/pressreader   2. Sign in with your library card credentials.   3. Locate the green button on the bottom of your screen or device and click Open in app.   4. Download the app.   5. To ensure that you have access in the app, please activate HotSpots. To do this, tap on Settings in the menu > HotSpots > Enable HotSpots.        
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ProQuest Historical Newspapers

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Searchable full-text and page images of all ProQuest Historical Newspaper databases, which include titles related to New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the American Jewish Newspaper Series, and the United Kingdom.  The coverage for certain titles extends up to the present, but does not include the most recent 6-12 weeks, depending on the title. 
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Searchable full-text and page images of all ProQuest Historical Newspaper databases, comprised of: Newsday (1940-1985) : New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993) : The New York Times (1851-2010) with Index (1851-1993); The New York Times (2008-recent) : New York Tribune / Herald Tribune (1841-1962) : New York Tribune (1841-1922) : The Wall Street Journal (1889-1996); The American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger (1857-1922); American Banker (2008-recent); The American Israelite (1854-2000); The Atlanta Constitution (1868-1945); Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003); The Baltimore Afro-American (1893-1988); Baltimore Sun, The (1837-1988); Barron's (2008-Recent); Boston Globe (1872-1982); Boston Glove (2008-recent); Chicago Defender (1910-1975); Chicago Tribune (1849-1990); Chicago Tribune (2008-recent); The Christian Science Monitor (1908-2000); Cleveland Call and Post (1934-1991); Detroit Free Press (1831-1922); The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003); Hartford Courant (1764-1988); The Irish Times (1859-2012) and The Weekly Irish Times (1876-1958); The Jerusalem Post (1932-2008); The Jewish Advocate (1905-1990); The Jewish Exponent (1887-1990); Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005); Los Angeles Times (1881-1990); Los Angeles Times 92008-recent); Norfolk Journal and Guide (1921-2003); The Philadelphia Inquirer (2008-recent); Philadelphia Tribune (1912-2001); Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002); San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922); St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1874-1922); The Times of India (1838-2005); USA Today (2009-recent); The Wall Street Journal (2008-recent); and The Washington Post (1877-1997); The Washington Post (2008-recent).
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ProQuest Recent Newspapers Collection

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Formerly known as Digital Microfilm Newspapers. Browse microfilm content in digital form for: American Banker (2008-), Barron's (2008-), Boston Globe (2008-), Chicago Tribune (2008-), Democrat and Chronicle-Rochester, NY (2010-), Detroit News (2008-), Guardian-London (2010-), New York Law Journal (2009-), New York Times-Late Edition, East Coast (2008-), Newsday (2010-), Philadelphia Inquirer (2010-), Saint Louis Post-Dispatch (2008-), USA Today (2009-), Wall Street Journal-Eastern Edition (2008-), Washington Post-Final Edition (2008-) and Washington Times (2010-). The coverage extends up to the present, but does not include the most recent 6-12 weeks, depending on the title.   Please Note: To see the list of all digital microflim titles click on "Publications" on the top toolbar.
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 The ProQuest Digital Microfilm system is a browser based system that provides access to microfilm content in a digital format. ProQuest Digital Microfilm allows the user to retrieve, view, print and email specially digitized images from ProQuest microfilm.  
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Readex AllSearch

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Search across all NewsBank/Readex products in one search box: African American Periodicals, America's Historical Imprints, America's Historical Newspapers, American State Papers, U.S. Congressional Serial Set, and World Newspaper Archive.
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Government and Law, History, History of Africa, History of Asia, History of North America, History of South America, United States History, World History, Magazines, Journals and Serials, Historical Newspapers, International Newspapers, U.S. Newspapers, Area and Cultural Studies, African American Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Latin American Studies, Political Science
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Rolling Stone Archive

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The backfile of Rolling Stone, from its launch in 1967 to the present. One of the most influential consumer magazines of the 20th-21st centuries, it initially sought to reflect the cultural, social, and political outlook of a generation of students and young adults. It has been a leading vehicle for rock and popular music journalism, as well as covering wider entertainment topics such as film and popular culture.
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Music, Performing Arts, Books & Libraries
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