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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access popular newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times?

Currently the Library provides access to a wide variety of newspapers in multiple databases. Please consider using all our resources, particularly Nexis Uni, Ethinic Newswatch, and America's News. 

The New York Times
You can access The New York Times in several ways. Access is provided via the "New York Times Historical" ProQuest database for articles from 1851 to 4 years ago. For more current access, please sign up for a New York Times Online Academic Pass. Any student, staff, or faculty member can register for free at http://www.nytimes.com/pass using their CUNY email. Once registered, you can log in to your own personal NY Times profile from any computer without going through the library web site. Please note that faculty and staff personal academic subscriptions must be updated annually. The academic pass also includes NYT Magazine and Book Review content. To access NYT articles from 1980- present without an academic pass account, please use the Nexis Uni database. Use the Guided Search and select "A publication" and then enter the full title "The New York Times."

The Wall Street Journal
Access to The Wall Street Journal is also currently provided via free registration with any CUNY email. This online access includes full text content from 1997-present. Once registered through http://wsj.com/cuny, you can log in to your own personal account from any computer without going through the library web site. You can access the paper on desktops or you can download the WSJ apps for your mobile devices. For articles from 1970 to present, please use the Nexis Uni database to search the "Wall Street Journal Abstracts" and we will provide access via Interlibrary Loan. Use the Guided Search and select "A publication" and then enter "Wall Street Journal Abstracts."