Need some inspiration for your research? Consider SBU Libraries’ “Old News” Databases

Primary sources are endlessly fascinating and can add value to research in a variety of disciplines.  Newspapers from another time add perspective and help the modern researcher to better understand the events, ideas, and preoccupations of the past.  The searchability of many newspaper databases lets you customize your experience and find the most relevant content quickly.  Consider enriching your work by consulting one of SBU Libraries’ primary source newspaper and magazine databases:

African American Newspapers (1827-1998)

American Periodicals Series (1741-1930)

America’s Historical Newspapers  (18th- 20th century)

Burney Collection of 17th- and 18th- century Newspapers

Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers (1836-1922)

Early American Newspapers (1755-1922)

Ethnic NewsWatch (1990-present)

Harpweek — The Civil War Era: 1857-1865

Historical New York Times (1851-2013)

Internet Library of Early Journals (18th-19th century)

Latin American Newspapers (1805-1922)

LexisNexis Academic

Naver Digital News Archive (1920-1999)

New York State Newspapers (1980-2010)

Newsday (1985-present)

Regional Business News (1980s-present)

Times of London Digital Archive (1785-1985)

The Washington Post (1995-present) (text only)

Washington Post Archive (1877-1997)

For more information, visit our News Subject & Research Guides.

Thumbnail image: By “EP.” (19. century) (Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Kate Kasten

Kate Kasten

Head of Humanities & Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries
Kate is Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at Stony Brook University Libraries. She is the liaison to the French & Francophone Studies program and the Russian Studies program.
email: kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu
Kate Kasten
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