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Beginning January 2021, The Wall Street Journal and many other major newspapers no longer allow "aggregators" such as ProQuest and EBSCO to gather content from newspapers. What this means for University of Wyoming students, faculty, and staff is that current WSJ content must be obtained through an individual WSJ account the user establishes linking to the UW subscription.

To set up your account, open the PDF listed at the bottom of this FAQ. That document has the necessary steps required to set up your account and includes screenshots of the webpages. Once you have your account set up, you can view the content on a computer or smartphone.

This link connects to the WSJ for setting up an account or logging in to read the newspaper: http://wsj.com/UWYO

Any UW employee or student who has a personal WSJ account can take advantage of this program. Simply call 1-800-JOURNAL (568-7625) to cancel your current membership. Be sure to ask about any refund.

Note that older content from the WSJ "should" remain available through databases such as ProQuest's "U.S. Newsstream" and "Factiva." These databases may be accessed with this link to the Databases A-Z and with this direct link to The Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition)

In the "U.S. Newsstream" database click on "Publications" tab, then enter "Wall Street Journal." The "Wall Street Journal  Eastern edition" is the issue produced in the United States. Other global editions and languages are available. Look for the listing of years, then click the [+] to expand the list. The current issue is the topmost option.

UW Libraries will no longer receive the daily print edition of the WSJ. The library will retain the microfiche copies we receive. In Laramie, the print edition of the WSJ is available at the Albany County Library. Please be aware it takes a few days for an issue to appear on the reading shelf as the paper is sent to the library by mail. That library retains the last four months of print and has digital access to older issues. Check with the librarians at that facility.

For non-UW affiliated patrons, here is the link to the newspaper's own website. Be aware that the company limits the number of articles that a user reads for "free." The public library may have access to digital versions of the WSJ or other newspapers.

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