Magazines & Newspapers

You can view current and past issues of some magazines, which are now published digitally only, through the General OneFile database. See instructions for accessing and setting up email search alerts.

Please see a Reference Librarian if you need help accessing this or any other magazine/newspaper online.

Academic OneFile
Geared toward older students, faculty, and researchers, contains over 12,000 journals and reference sources, many of which are peer-reviewed and full text. Academic OneFile has extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more. Academic OneFile also includes some major reference sets including Gale Encyclopedia of Science, Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, and Encyclopedia of World Biography.

Provides abstracts/citations for CQ Researcher from May 10, 1991 - current.

Business Insights: Essentials
Provides abstracts and limited access to full text of Consumer Reports. It also includes newspapers plus business and trade journals.

General OneFile
For researchers at all levels, is a general periodical database containing over 12,000 periodicals, newspapers, reference books and multimedia sources, over half of which are full text. The backfile extends nearly 30 years. Subjects include humanities, education, environmental issues, technology, health care, politics and more. In addition General OneFile features 500+ travel guides as well as full-text sports, travel, fashion, gardening, children’s and general interest popular magazines.

Provides abstracts and limited access to full text of Consumer Reports..

Google Books and Magazines
Having undertaken the digitization of books, Google has now turned its attention to magazines. Full text archives, mostly ending in the late 1990s, can be accessed for Life Magazine, New York Magazine, Popular Science, Jet, Ebony, and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and more. To search just for magazine articles, go the advanced book search screen and check the "magazines" button.

Newstand (formerly Custom Newspapers)
InfoTrac Newsstand provides access to more than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world. Understand regional viewpoints on issues by searching multiple newspapers. It includes The New York Times (Book Review and Magazine) full-text. Understand regional viewpoints on issues by searching multiple newspapers.
Help Sheet (.pdf)

New York State Newspaper
This full-text newspaper database includes the following NYS publications: Buffalo News, Herald American (Syracuse), Herald-Journal (Syracuse), Indian County Today (Oneida), New York Observer, New York Post, New York Times (also Magazine and Book Review), Newsday (Melville), Post-Standard (Syracuse), Post-Star (Glen Falls), Times Herald-Record (Middletown), Times Union (Albany), and Watertown Daily Times.

OmniFile Full Text
Database provides access to the full text of articles from approximately 2,700 publications from a number of disciplines including science, the arts, education, humanities, law, business, ethnic studies, media studies, women’s studies, history, and more.

RBdigital Magazines
RBdigital Magazines provides access to current and back issues of popular magazines. New issues are often released simultaneously with the print edition. Browse titles by title or category. Read magazines on a computer (both PC and Apple) or use the RBdigital app and download magazines to an iPad, iPhone/iPod Touch, Android and Kindle Fire HD/HDX. No borrowing limit and no returns.

E-Source Home

Updated title and category lists and descriptions of database content are available at Finger Lakes Library System's E-Source Home.

Magazines & Newspapers Adobe Reader

Discover which titles the Library offers in paper and magazines of special interest to parents and children. Contact a librarian at the Reference Desk for availability in microfilm and/or microfiche. Call 607-272-4556 or email

Documents in pdf format require Adobe Reader for viewing. get Adobe Reader

Tip: If you're looking for Consumer Reports ...

The Library has up-to-date issues of Consumer Reports in print. Limited online access to this magazine is available through General One File and Business Insights: Essentials.

Page last modified Aug 25, 2017