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Get access to the New York Times online through the library!

March 21, 2011
By Ann Zawistoski

The New York Times will soon be charging  for unlimited access to their articles on www.newyorktimes.com. Starting March 28, visitors will be allowed to view 20 articles for free each month. To read more, you will need a subscription. The Times is not currently offering institutional subscriptions to the web site.

Carleton students, faculty, and staff have access to current New York Times articles through the library's subscriptions and also have access to articles electronically all the way back to 1851. And, as always, the current print edition is available to read in the library. So before you click the "pay for the article" link, note the article's title so you can find it via one of the library's subscriptions.  Note that neither of our subscriptions includes images or graphics.

Questions?  The reference librarians are happy to help you get access to the New York Times articles, or any other sources you need.

Access to the New York Times is available through two vendors (if you're off campus, the links will ask for your Carleton username and password):

  • ProQuest Newsstand
    • Does not include graphics or images.
    • Click on the day you're interested in to see all the articles in that issue.  Or use the search box to search for articles on a topic.
    • You can set up an RSS feed or email alerts so that you're always on top of the news.  Talk with a librarian if you'd like help with either of these.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    • Does not include graphics or images.
    • Use the "Specify Date" box to choose which day you're interested in, and click search to see all the articles for that day.  Or use the Search Terms box to search for articles on a topic.