The New York Times is available from 1851-present in Microfilm in the library. Use the nytimes.com website (http://query.nytimes.com/search/sitesearch/) to search for your topic and use date limiters. You can access article information and then get the full text (including images) using Microfilm within the library. The NYT is also available in full text (1980-present) in these databases: Lexis Nexis, National Newspapers Premier; and from 1985-present in these databases: Academic OneFile and New York State Newspapers.
The library has microfilm of some very early American periodicals. View the PDF below for a complete list with coverage dates. Ask a librarian to gain access to this microfilm in the library.
Use our FREE Interlibrary Loan [ILL] service to request books and articles from other libraries.
Many article databases offer a link to "Get it," our full text access tool which can request articles through interlibrary loan. You can also make requests for books and other articles through our interlibrary loan website http://www.wagner.edu/library/