Current News and Events

Librarian for Current News and Events

For questions about current news sources, please call or visit the reference desk on the first floor of the library, or send an email to our Ask-A-Librarian service.

Online Resources for Up-to-the-Minute News

ABC News
The Associated Press
National Public Radio
New York 1
WCBS News Radio 88

National and Regional Newspapers Online

Keep in Mind:

  • Many newspapers are not available online.
  • Many online newspapers charge for back issues and many newspapers require user registration. Please check the databases and Bobcat for newspapers with free acces via NYU. All of the newspapers listed immediately below, and many others, are indexed in Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe. NYU subscribes to this database. Go to for access. Databases and indexes are updated regularly and thus the best course of action is to consult the database itself for the most current coverage information.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Boston Globe
Chicago Sun-Times
The Christian Science Monitor
Houston Chronicle
Los Angeles Times
The New York Times
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
USA Today
The Wall Street Journal
Washington Post

Local Newspapers

  • Local Newspapers at the New York Public Library
    The Humanities & Social Sciences Library of the New York Public Library has a strong collection of New York City Newspapers, both current and historical. Users are encouraged to visit their website for further information on the collection.
  • New York Daily News
    The website features a searchable full-text archive for the previous nine years. Partial free access is available.
    [Lexis-Nexis Coverage: Not Available]
    [NYPL: 1920-Present]
  • New York Newsday
    The website features a searchable full-text archive dating back to 1985. Registration is required. The last fourteen days are available for free.
    [Lexis-Nexis Coverage: Previous Six Months Only]
    [NYPL: Various coverage dates for the various editions]
  • The New York Observer
    The website contains a fee-based archive.
    [Lexis-Nexis Coverage: Full-text articles from January 11, 1999 through the present]
    [NYPL: 1987-Present]
  • New York Post
    The website features a searchable full-text archive dating back for the previous six years. The service is not free, save for article abstracts.
    [Lexis-Nexis Coverage: Full-text articles from 1997 through the present with gaps in coverage in 2002 and 2003]
    [NYPL: 1801-Present]
  • The New York Sun
    The website contains a fee-based archive.
    [Lexis-Nexis Coverage: Full-text articles from June 17, 2003 through the present]
    [NYPL: 2002-Present]
  • The Village Voice
    The website contains a searchable database. Free service.
    [Lexis-Nexis Coverage: Full-text articles from February 22nd, 1997]
    [NYPL: 1957-Present]

Current News Resources

  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
    A version of the LEXIS-NEXIS database specially tailored for universities and colleges. Nearly 5,000 publications in this service include news sources, financial, medical, and legal information. The vast majority of the titles on LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe are available in full text, with a limited number available in abstract form. The service covers newspapers, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations, and SEC filings such as 10-K's, 10-Q's, and their exhibits. News information is updated daily and wire services several times daily. Research areas in LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe cover top news, general news topics, and news transcripts; foreign language news sources; company, industry, and market news; legal news; company financial information; general medical and health topics and medical abstracts; accounting, auditing, and tax information; law reviews; federal case law; U.S. Code; and state legal research.
  • ProQuest.
    ProQuest indexes articles from thousands of periodicals, news, opinion and general interest magazines, as well as many of the best-known academic journals in all fields. Full-text articles are often available.
  • PressDisplay 1996 - present
    PressDisplay provides online access to over 200 newspapers from more than 55 countries. Newspapers are displayed in their original format and accessible by country, language, or title.
  • Factiva
    Factiva provides a single point of access to a deep archive of news and business information not available on the free Web, allowing users to conduct in-depth research on companies, industries, regional affairs - or any news.
  • AccuNet/AP Archive.
    AccuNet/AP Archive is an electronic library which contains the Associated Press' current year's photo report and a selection of images from their negative and print library dating from the 1500s. Today, the Archive contains 700,000 photos, most of which are contemporary images made since late 1995, and grows daily as hundreds of new photos enter the Archive from AP's worldwide picture report. Photos may be downloaded or printed.
  • National Newspaper Index
    This resource indexes The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post only. Coverage is provided from the late 1970s onward.
  • Access World News
    Full-text articles from the electronic editions of record for more than 700 newspapers around the world. All articles written in English or have been translated into English from the original languages. Permanent links to full text of all articles can be created.
  • The Internet Public Library Reading Room
    The IPL maintains a large list of newspapers from around the world which are available online.
  • Le Monde (Today's Issue Only).
    Patrons may use this resource to browse and search today's digital edition of Le Monde.
  • Alternative Press (Alt-Press) Watch
    Alt-Press Watch is a full text database of periodicals from alternative and independent presses. Sources include, but are not limited to:
  • Alternative Press Index 1991-Present
    Citations to articles published in nearly 300 alternative, radical, and leftist publications in the United States and abroad may be found in this resource.
  • Ethnic Newswatch 1990-Present
    Full-text access to ethnic and minority newspapers and magazines published in the United States is provided. Coverage includes African-American, Arab/Middle Eastern, Asian American, European/Eastern European, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish, and Native American publications. (This database has a companion backfile -- Ethnic Newswatch: A History.)
  • Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) (1975-1996)
    This database is an index to the FBIS extracts of news from the world press (in English). Information from foreign radio, television, news agency transmissions, newspapers, books and periodicals is provided.
  • The Universal Database of Russian Newspapers
    The Universal Database of Russian Newspapers (UDB-COM) provides direct access to the full-text files of over 30 of the most influential Russian newspapers. Within hours of their availability in Moscow or St. Petersburg, articles are accessible online for browsing, searching and analyzing. Over 450,000 articles are available to date.
  • Facts on File Yearbook. 1941 - present
    NYU Bobst D410 .F3
    NYU Bobst REF1 D410.F3 (Current Two Years Only)
    This is an excellent resource for determining dates and answering other quick questions about news and events.
  • SCOLA programming
    Bobst Avery Fisher Center (Designated carrels)
    NYU-TV locations around campus
    News broadcasts, as well as special programming, from more than fifty countries around the world; daily broadcasts; some SCOLA programs are transmitted on a "live" or same-day basis while others are subject to 3-5 day delays

Television and Radio News Transcripts

  • Television news archive, Vanderbilt University August 5, 1968 - present.
    The archive provides abstracts of nightly news broadcasts from ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN. Some limited on-demand video streams of CNN coverage is available when the database is accessed on-campus. Generally, there is a lag of a week in adding the most recent abstracts to the site.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
    Lexis-Nexis offers comprehensive coverage of U.S. television and radio broadcast news transcripts. Transcripts from the following news outlets are available: ABC News, Burrelle's, CBS News, NBC News, CNBC News, CNBC Dow Jones Business News, CNN News, CNN Financial News, Fox News Network, National Public Radio, News Hour with Jim Lehrer and the Nightly Business Report.
  • Global Newsbank 1996 - present
    Global NewsBank offers extensive coverage of international news outlets including radio, television, newspaper, news agency transmissions and government documents. Some of the news outlets included in this database are: BBC Monitoring International Radio, Beijing Review, Belarusian Television (Minsk), Bosnia-Hercegovina TV (Sarajevo), Central News Agency (Tapei), Christian Science Monitor, Independent (London), ABC News shows- 20/20, Good Morning America, World News Sunday and Saturday morning.
  • Factiva
    Factiva provides a single point of access to a deep archive of news and business information not available on the free Web, allowing users to conduct in-depth research on companies, industries, regional affairs - or any news.
  • Online Newshour: Newshour Index
    Transcripts for the current week are listed by date, while transcripts from previous programs are accessible through subject heading links provided at the site.
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