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New York Times

What's the best way to access the New York Times?

sample New York Times front page

There are [at least!]  5 different ways to look at the New York Times; the "best" way to do it depends on what you need at any given time

  • A specific article?
  • Articles on a certain topic?
  • Articles from a specific date or range of dates?
  • Today's paper? 
  • An 1851 paper?
  • Images? 
  • Ads?
  • Multimedia & extra features?

This guide suggests best options for your specific needs.

 

New York Public Library

New York Times access by year and format

Name Years covered/available at FIT Library Online? Features Limitations
Updated 2/22/21          

New York Times print newspaper

(In the FIT Library, Periodicals section 4th floor
Not accessible Spring 2021

3 months ago - present No

Full "newspaper of record" : front page, articles, ads, etc.

  • Not online
  • No special online-only features, columns, sections,
  • Only NYC sections (e.g. no Connecticut or Westchester Sunday sections)
 
nytimes.com 1851-present

 
Yes Online-only features
  • Only 5 free articles per month
  • No free access to articles from 1923-1980
  • Does not include access to Replica Edition (past 30 days only) or TimesMachine which show each page of the paper as it appeared in print
 

nytimes.com with academic pass

 

1851-present

 

Yes

Register with an @fitnyc.edu email

Online-only features

No limit on overall number of articles

 

New York Times Historical database (ProQuest)

 

1851-2016

Yes.

Current FIT user name/password required

Can see each day's newspaper page by page. Use "advanced search" to search for a specific date,. When you have all results for that date, choose any article (click on title) then select "browse this issue" option to get to any page, including the front page  
New York Times through Gale Onefile:News  1980-current

Yes

Current FIT user name/password required

 
  • You can use the database to browse a whole issue for a specific date but all you can get are the articles, not scans of the page itself.
  • images may not be included for all articles
 
New York Times through EBSCO (Newspaper Source Plus) 1985-current

Yes

Current FIT user name/password required

 
  • You can use the database to browse a whole issue for a specific date but all you can get are the articles, not scans of the page itself.
  • images may not be included for all articles
 

New York Times on microfilm

(at the New York Public Library)

Not at FIT Library,

Years covered at NYPL:
1851-2016 with gaps.

No   Must go to New York Public Library to use
  • NYPL Schwartzman Building Microforms Reading Room info
  • Details of which years are available
  • Some years stored offsite and must be requested in advance
 
New York Times through Digital Microfilm Databases

Not at FIT Library

Covers; New York Times-Late Edition, East Coast
From 2008  up to 6-12 weeks ago)

Yes, but only at NYPL (any location)

  Must go to New York Public Library to use, (any location)  

 

Have a question or comment about these guides? Contact: libraryreference@fitnyc.edu