The New York Times Online - Access Points

The Smith College Libraries have access to the New York Times through several different databases. Find out more on how to access.


As aficionados know, the New York Times established a new pay-wall last spring. Gone were the free online archives, and readers are now allowed to access only up to 20 articles per month before being asked to pay one of several possible prices, depending on the amount of access they wish to receive. The SC Libraries have received questions from Smith's concerned readers, wondering whether the campus as a whole has any sort of institutional access to the online archives. After repeated inquiries, we've found the New York Times is finally pondering the needs of academic institutions and plans to offer a couple of different options for college and university campuses sometime in 2012. We'll provide more information as soon as we have it. In the interim, current options, for those who wish to proceed on their own, are listed here on the New York Times website.

Smith College Libraries' Current Access to the NYT

At this point in time, the Smtih College Libraries have several access points through several different second-party sources such as LexisNexis, Proquest's New York Times Historical, etc. For a complete list of databases covering the New York Times and their respective dates of coverage, please visit our Find News resource guide.


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