Answered By: Laura Costello
Last Updated: Apr 12, 2019     Views: 898

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The easiest way to access the New York Times is to go to the library homepage, click on "Journals" under the search bar, and then click on "EJournals & EBooks".  Students can then type in "New York Times" into the search bar and they will see all of the databases that give full text access to the New York Times. Once you click on one of the databases, you will be able to select which publication date you want to look at.  You can also search within the publication using key words.

For older editions of the New York Times, you can look at New York Times (Historical).  This database gives access to New York Times articles from 1851 to 3 years ago.  In this database, you will need to search using keywords.


SBU Libraries has two databases that will allow you to access NY Times content. The first, for current news, is LexisNexisAcademic. From the LexisNexisAcademic home page, click on  "Search by Content Type" from the top right of the page and select" All News" under News on the left side of the opened choices. Then, in the next window, click on the "Advanced Options" dropdown arrow.  You will see a box labeled "Source." Type in "New  York Times" and a few choices will appear. (The regular New York Times is generally  the last option.)  Select the one most appropriate for your search and click "apply." You will then be back on the LexisNexisAcademic home page, but your search will be limited to New York Times content only. 

The second option is to use the New York Times (Historical) database which has content from 1851 to 3 years ago. Newer content is not available through this database. If you need articles less than 3 years old, your only option is LexisNexisAcademic. 


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