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United States News

Guide to locating United States news and newspaper archives.

UChicago Access to Newspaper Websites

The University of Chicago Library provides access to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post for the University community.

The New York Times and Wall Street Journal require individual accounts. View instructions.

New York Times Access Instructions

Create an account at nytimes.com to access the Library's subscription. This includes access to:

  • Today's paper
  • All multimedia content.
  • The full archive from 1851-1922 and 1981 to the present.
  • Access to the Times Machine, which has page images for 1851- 2002. Downloads are limited to five per day.

Our subscription does not include the crossword or recipe archives.
Login at the New York Times web site after you create your account. You can also download the app for Android or iOS.

Find the University of Chicago in the list to continue. You can register with any email after you verify your UChicago status.

Some users have been unable to register using Chrome, but have been successful using a different browser.
If you have problems with registration, email edu@nytimes.com and include the email you were attempting to register.

New York Times activation page

 

Please note that if you have a personal subscription to the New York Times that includes Cooking or Games, you will need to cancel your news subscription to take advantage of the campus subscription. To cancel the news, but keep Cooking and/or Games, please contact  customercare@nytimes.com or 1-800-591-9233. Once the subscription is cancelled, you can then create an account for the campus news subscription by logging in using the link above.


If you already have an NYT account through the prior Law School subscriptions, you can keep your same credentials, but will first need to go to  use the link above and then log in using your credentials.

Wall Street Journal Instructions

All current students, faculty and staff are eligible for Wall Street Journal accounts. Login with your CNetID and password to verify your status. You can then register using any email address. Our subscription includes access to the Android and iOS apps.

If you had previously registered through the Law School or Chicago Booth, click the Sign In link on the registration page and it will link your old account to the Library subscription.

Personal subscribers who wish to cancel and use the Library subscription can do so by calling Wall Street Journal support
1-800-JOURNAL