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Newspaper Research: Buffalo & WNY News

Last Updated: Feb 8, 2024 1:58 PM

The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News is the daily newspaper of the Buffalo-Niagara Falls metropolitan area and has been published daily since October 11, 1880.

The following is an overview of UB's current access to both current and historical content from The Buffalo News.




  • University Libraries no longer subscribes to the print edition of The Buffalo News.
  • The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library has print copies of The Buffalo News from January 1, 2018 to current.


The Buffalo Courier-Express

The Buffalo Courier-Express was a daily newspaper created in 1926 by a merger of the Buffalo Daily Courier and the Buffalo Morning Express. The combined newspapers claimed a heritage dating back to 1828. It ceased publication in 1982.

Individual WNY Newspapers


With a focus on news and art, both national and local, ArtVoice began in 1990 as an alternative weekly in Buffalo, NY and has been publishing online since 1996.

Business First

Business First of Buffalo is Western New York's primary business newspaper. Published weekly, it provides local coverage of business, finance, and economic topics.

  • Online: access through Business First Online or Factiva.
  • Print: current issues are available in the Current Periodicals area on the 3rd floor of Lockwood.
  • Microform: 1984-1996, Call Number: MicFiche HF 5001 .B9 B84.
  • Index: 1984-1996, see the Western New York IndexCall Number: Lockwood Reference AN 256.B84 W4.

Buffalo Spree

Buffalo Spree is Western New York's only true city and regional magazine and has been published quarterly since 1967.

Island Dispatch

The Island Dispatch was founded in 1944 and is the official newspaper of the town of Grand Island.

Niagara Gazette

  • Microfilm: Niagara Falls Public Library, 1854-current; located on Main Floor in Reference Department.
  • Index: Subject index available, 1854-current; located in Local History Department on 3rd floor.

The Public

  • Online: current content at; past issues from November 12, 2014 to current available on Issuu.


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