Older copies of newspapers are often only available in microform, but this format should not stop you from using the material!
What are microforms?
Microforms are pieces of film that contain reproductions of magazines, journals, and other materials. Because newsprint and other types of paper often decay, microforms are used as a method of preserving content. Microforms come in 2 formats: microfilm (on reels) and microfiche (sheets).
Where are the microforms?
Microforms are located on LL2 in the Microforms Reading Room.
Can I get help?
The Microforms Reading Room is staffed. In addition, notebooks with instructions are available.
Can I make copies?
All microform machines have printing capabilities; some machines also allow you to make PDF.
These databases allow you to browse and search individual newspaper titles online. Because they are digital replicas of the print, they provide an experience similar to looking at the physical newspapers. Images and other content which may not be available via databases such as LexisNexis and Factiva are included here.
Sometimes you need an older newspaper that has not been made digitally available. For the most part, newspapers will be in microfiche or microfilm.
To find older copies:
Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.
NYU Libraries' online catalog.