Monday, April 4, 2011

Good News for New York Times Readers: Today's Paper is Still Online for You at the Cheng Library

On March 28 the New York Times announced a new policy for readers who access the paper through its own web site. The new policy allows readers to access up to 20 news stories per month for free; beyond that number, readers will be required to pay for a digital subscription.

Did you know, however, that all of the news stories and editorials in each day's New York Times are available every morning through the Cheng Library's databases? Today's New York Times is available through both the ProQuest Central and Lexis-Nexis Academic databases, and we have created direct links to the Times on our database directory for your convenience.

There are differences in the way the paper's content is provided through each database. The ProQuest screen is better suited to browsing, while the Lexis-Nexis screen requires you to search for stories of interest, but both provide all of the news stories and editorials in each day's edition of the Times, plus a full-text backfile extending to June 1, 1980.

Here are some useful links you can bookmark to get to the Times each day:

Through ProQuest:

Through Lexis-Nexis:

Please contact Richard Kearney (x 2165) if you have any questions about online access to the New York Times through the Cheng Library.

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