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Newspaper Resources

Newspaper Databases

Search databases to find newspaper articles. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

Individual newspapers:

The New York Times
A Pulitzer Prize-winning U.S. newspaper which publishes the complete text of important documents, speeches, and presidential press conferences. View different forms of access through FSC.

The Wall Street Journal, 1984-present
A leading financial newspaper for business news and information on financial markets worldwide.

Barron’s, 1988-present
A national financial publication for business, finance, and economics news.

Chronicle of Higher Education, 1989-present
A national newspaper featuring news, advice, and jobs for people in academe: college and university faculty members and administrators.

Multiple newspapers:

Proquest Newspapers
Search across four newspaper databases:
Black Newspapers: A selection of esteemed Black newspapers from across the U.S., 1989-present.
National Newspapers Premier: Local, regional, and national newspapers from across the U.S., 1985-present
The New York Times: Articles from The New York Times, 1980-present
The Wall Street Journal: Articles from The Wall Street Journal, 1984-present

Newspaper Source Plus
Articles from over 860 newspapers around the world. U.S. titles include San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, and more. Also included are TV and radio news transcripts.

Regional Business News
Articles from business newspapers throughout the U.S., including Crain's New York Business, Westchester County Business Journal, and more.

Public Libraries
Access additional newspapers, including Newsday, via your local public library:

Suffolk County
Nassau County

More Databases

The following databases include newspaper articles in addition to other resources:

Academic Search Complete
Information across many academic subjects. Limit results by publication type: Newspaper.

Opposing Viewpoints
Information across many controversial and current subjects. Search results include newspaper articles.

Research in Context
Information across many academic subjects. Search results include newspaper articles.

Canadian Reference Centre
Articles from a variety of resources including leading Canadian newspapers such as the Canadian Press, The Guelph Mercury, The Hamilton Spectator, La Presse Canadienne (en Francais), The Record, The Toronto Star, and more.

Britannica Academic
Overviews of topics featuring a variety of resources, including The New York Times and BBC News.

LexisNexis Academic
Legal and business information, including newspaper articles from national and international publications.

LGBT Life with Full Text
Articles from important and historically significant LGBT publications, including regional newspapers.

Historical Newspapers


Search databases to find historical newspaper articles. Access from off campus with your FSC username and password.

New York Times
Archived articles from the New York Times. View different forms of access through FSC.

HarpWeek, 1857-1865
Articles from Harper’s Weekly, a NYC-based newspaper known for its illustrations. This time period includes pro-Union coverage of the Civil War.


Chronicling America
Historical newspapers throughout the U.S., 1789-1924.

New York State Historic Newspapers
Historical newspapers organized by counties throughout NYS, including Long Island.

Brooklyn Newsstand
Access to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1955, Brooklyn Life 1890-1924, and Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society 1924-1931 via Brooklyn Public Library

Fulton History
Hundreds of historical newspapers throughout NYS. View MS Excel file on the FAQ page for coverage details.

Citing Sources

Cite newspaper articles in the format required by your class. MLA format is typically used by liberal arts and humanities; APA format is typically used by the sciences and social sciences.

See the “Citation Help” section for more details and examples of citation styles.



Why you need to cite sources:

  • Citing sources is the only way to use other people’s work without plagiarizing (i.e. if you are using any resource [journal article, book, website, report, interview, etc.], you NEED to give credit to the original source).
  • The readers of your work need citations to learn more about your ideas and where they came from.
  • Citing sources shows the amount of research you’ve done.
  • Citing sources strengthens your work by lending outside support to your ideas.

Examples of newspaper articles cited in MLA format:

MLA newspaper citation examples

Examples of newspaper articles cited in APA format:

 Examples of newspaper citations in APA format


Access NoodleTools

NoodleTools is a citation manager that can help you generate and format citations correctly.

  • Select the type of resource you are citing (article, book, website, etc.) and NoodleTools will prompt you to enter required information. A citation is then generated in your selected format.
  • NoodleTools requires an account, so every time you log in your citations will be saved for you.
  • When you are finished entering information, a reference list can be generated for you and exported to MS Word or Google Docs.

Consult the following resources for more citation examples:



FSC Newspapers

Access the following FSC publications via New York Heritage Digital Collections:

Aggazette, 1929-1948
Rambler, 1948-2015

Additional FSC publications (yearbooks, etc.) can be found in the College Archives. Email reference@farmingdale.edu or call 631-420-2184 for inquiries.

Research Help

Have a question? Librarians are available to assist you during all open hours.

Email: reference@farmingdale.edu
Phone: 631-420-2184