A little more on the Daily News archive situation.
There are two different databases available to the public: adn.com and adnsearch.com.
Sharon Palmisano, our librarian, tells me that readers often think if they search adn.com and don't find a story, they have exhausted their options. “We often get callers saying they searched for a story and couldn't find it. Turns out they were looking on adn.com and not adnsearch.com.”
adnsearch.com is the electronic archive that was the successor to the old system of filed clippings and microfilm. It includes our stories going back to late 1985, long before we ever thought about having a website.
The search box on adn.com allows you to search the website for both current content and stories published previously, but isn’t an historical record of newspaper content. That's what you get in adnsearch.com.
The search box for adn.com is fairly prominent at the top of the home page, while the link for "archives," which is adnsearch.com, is small and easy to miss.