New York--Regional Information

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New York State Newspapers Restricted Resource Some full text available
A database of several newspapers published in the state of New York, including the Buffalo News, Herald American (Syracuse), Indian Country Today (Oneida), New York Daily News, New York Observer (NY), New York Post (NY), New York Times, Newsday (Melville), Post-Standard (Syracuse), Post-Star (Glens Falls), Times Herald-Record (Middletown), Times Union (Albany), and the Watertown Daily Times.
New York Times (1980-present) Restricted Resource openURL Some full text available
Full-text of The New York Times from 1980 - present. For Historical coverage please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)
Northern New York Historical Newspapers
Search several newspapers from the Northern New York region for the 1844 - 2004 time period.   Site supports searching one newspaper at a time.

New York Times (1851-2009) Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available
The full-text of the NY Times. Includes all images and advertising.  Search for names, events and concepts and view a summary of an article, a PDF image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper.
Wall Street Journal (1889-1995) Restricted Resource openURL Resource contains images Some full text available
Includes the full text, full image, and advertising. Search for names, events and concepts. See a summary of the article as well as an image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper. Use the Date option at the bottom of the screen to limit your search to particular dates. 

Web Sites

MAAP: Mapping the African American Past Resource contains images Resource contains audio Some full text available
A site created for the study of significant sites and moments in the history of African Americans in New York City from the early 17th-century through the recent past. Browse locations in New York and read profiles of people and events associated with these locations. The site includes film and music clips; photographs, documents, and maps.

Almanacs & Yearbooks

New York State Statistical Yearbook
Print Location: REF DESK HA544 .A2
Annual publication from The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government that covers demographic and population information such as: births, deaths and household characteristics by county and selected cities, economic information, elections, government finances, employment, health, human services, housing, education, criminal justice, agriculture and the environment among others.


Encyclopedia of New York State
Print Location: REF F119 .E53 2005
A comprehensive encyclopedia about New York State.
Encyclopedia of New York City
Print Location: REF F128.3 .E75 1995
Brief entries ranging chronologically from prehistory through the twentieth century including the natural environment for the city including the history of the boroughs.

Government Information

New York State (online)
Links to departments and agencies and all three branches of New York State government.
New York State Unified Court System
Portal to court law libraries and legal information from New York State. Go to E-Courts > Decisions to find recent decisions.
New York State Education Department
Information about all aspects of education in New York state, including the state library and state archives.
New York State Division of the Budget Some full text available
Executive budget prepared by the Governor's office.

State and Local Government on the Net
Select New York for a list of links to most government units in New York State.


New York Heritage Digital Collections Resource contains images
A research portal to hundreds of digital collections about New York State's people, places, and institutions. Search the digital collections from libraries, museum, and archives.
New York State Archives Resource contains images
Images and video of New York are organized in categories: business & labor; environment & landscape; legal; military; people, groups, cultures; politics; and transportation.

NYPL Digital Library Resource contains images
Images digitized from the collections of the New York Public Library, includes illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, and illustrated books. Images may be downloaded 'for a wide range of educational, creative, and research purposes'.  High resolution images may be obtained for personal or commercial if permission is obtained from the NYPL Photographic Services and Permissions division.


Empire State : a history of New York
Print Location: REF F119 .E48 2001
A comprehensive, one-volume history of New York state. Chronologically and topically arranged with signed articles and a comprehensive bibliography.


American FactFinder Some full text available
Current population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the US Census Bureau.  Includes the Annual Survey of Manufactures, Economic Census, Current Population Estimates, Business Patterns, and American Community Surveys.  The Guided Search walks you through each step in picking the data and/or geographies
you want to download.
Contains demographic information, climate data, housing stats, political contribution stats, summary information on local colleges, extensive career/employment information (for metro areas), and a variety of other useful profile information on over 20,000 places in the U.S.
County Business Patterns Some full text available
An annual series from the Census Bureau that provides subnational economic data by industry. Data is useful for analyzing market potential, measuring the effectiveness of sales and advertising programs, setting sales quotas, and developing budgets.