Monday, January 13, 2014

New York Times Academic Access Passes

We've written before about the problem of paywalls in online newspapers. Most newspapers allow free access to only a selected number of articles are available free online per month, and after that, visitors discover that the next article they wish to read requires a paid subscription to access.

In October, we highlighted options for free access to major U.S. newspapers. Since that time, the Duke University Libraries have recently added another method for reading The New York Times online. As reported last week in the campus libraries' blog, researchers may use a Duke email address to sign up for a daily "pass" to read NYTimes.com. Although each pass lasts only 24 hours, there is no limit to the number of individual passes a user can receive.

Researchers will need to register for a NYTimes.com account with a valid Duke email address, and can claim daily passes after that by visiting http://www.nytimes.com/pass. Passes will be sent to the Duke email address which is associated with the NYTimes.com account.

Remember that the Duke University Libraries provide access to thousands of other major and local newspapers online. To locate databases which provide access via your NetID and password, visit our link to Online Full-Text Journals and type in the title of the newspaper you wish to access. Law students, faculty and staff have additional access to many newspapers and news wire services through Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law.

For help accessing the full text of newspapers, be sure to Ask a Librarian.

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