Answered By: University of Illinois Library
Last Updated: Jun 21, 2018     Views: 1077

For online access to the New York Times:

1. Go to the University Library homepage and click on Databases and Journals underneath the Easy Search box. Then select Online Journals & Databases.

2. Search for the New York Times and select New York Times (web site) [0362-4331].

3. Once you are on the "Full Text and Linking Services" page, click the link that says "Full text available via Nexis Uni." Another similar window will open up and you will need to click the link "Full text available via Nexis Uni" again.

4. On the Nexis Uni homepage:

  • In the upper left corner, click on the down arrow to the right of ‘Menu,’ then click on, ‘All Sources.’
  • On the next screen, in the upper left corner, enter “New York Times” (without quotation marks) into the search box, and click on the search button (magnifying glass).
  • Find ‘The New York Times’ in the result list, and click on the down arrow to the far right, then select ‘Get documents.’
  • To reduce duplicate articles from displaying, in the upper right corner change the ‘Group Duplicates’ option from ‘Off’ to ‘On.’
  • Scroll down the page and on the left side change both date fields under 'timeline' to today’s date.
  • If desired, sort article titles alphabetically in the ‘Sort by’ field in the upper right.
  • If desired, use the ‘Search Within Results’ box on the left to find specific terms.

A print edition of today's NYT (as well as several other major metropolitan newspapers) is available at the Communications Library.

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