Answered By: Harry L. Whitlock II
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016     Views: 321

The New York Times on-line Readership Program (also known as the "Academic Pass") has been canceled to save money. In addition, the free copies of the daily paper are no longer available. However, patrons can still access the most recent paper from the NYT.

Limited free access to articles is available to patrons at the NYT website: http://www.nytimes.com/   This website contains images, video, and other media. This access is not associated with any library or UW subscriptions. Access limitations as established by the NYT Company apply to use by patrons.

One copy of the printed paper is delivered by mail to Coe Library each day. These papers are available on Level 1 of Coe Library for in-library use only.

Online access to the most recent edition of the NYT is available through the UW Libraries' subscription to ProQuest Newsstand database. You must be a UW student, staff member, or faculty to access this resource. Access is available from a UW computer or through the library off-campus proxy server. Public / Non-UW patrons can only access the paper from the public terminals in the UW Libraries.

There are two versions of the NYT available: New York Times (Late Edition, East Coast) and New York Times (Online). The Late Edition version contains all articles. The online version is not the complete paper. Only select articles are available in the online version. Neither version contains photos or graphs.

Click here to access the most current issue of the NYT (Late Edition, East Coast) from the ProQuest Newsstand database. Locate the text "Latest available issue" under the title of the paper. Click the link next to the text that displays the date. This version of the paper lists each article by section and page (e.g., the first entry will have an "A1" in the citation that indicates section A, page 1). Click a link to read the article.

Click here to access the most current issue of the NYT (Online) from the ProQuest Newsstand database. Locate the text "Latest available issue" under the title of the paper. Click the link next to the text that displays the date. Click a link to read the article.

Articles from either version of the NYT may be printed, emailed, or saved to a citation management application.

Each of these versions of the paper is searchable. At the bottom of each page is a "Search within" box where keywords may be entered. The search is limited to that day's paper.

If a specific past issue of the NYT is needed, this FAQ describes the process to locate that paper in the ProQuest Newsstand database.

Contact the Coe Library Help Desk if assistance is needed in learning to use the ProQuest Newsstand database.

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