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Finding a Specific Journal (Newspaper) – New York Times

For online and physical access options to the New York Times through the Libraries, view this Catalog record.

The New York Times is published in two formats: a print paper and online as New York Times Digital. The Libraries offer online access to articles from the print paper through databases. Also, some library locations provide access to physical copies of the print paper. Some articles and content appear in both the print paper and online, while other content is exclusively digital.  Access to some articles and content, only available on NYTimes.com and the NYTimes app, requires a New York Times Digital subscription, which the Libraries do not have.

There are two ways to access the New York Times through library databases: using a journal search and searching for a database by type (newspapers).

Using a Journal Search

  1. Starting from the UW-Madison Libraries’ homepage, select “Journals” from the “Catalog” drop-down menu above the search box. 
  2. Type the name of the journal (New York Times) in the search box. 
  3. Change drop-down from “Keywords” to “Title” and select “Available Online.” 
  4. Select the “Submit” button. 

In the results, locate an option where the date shows 1857- or view this Catalog record. Under Online Access, see electronic access options and time span covered for each option. 

Searching for a Database by Type (Newspapers)

  1. Starting from the UW-Madison Libraries’ homepage, select “Databases” from the “Catalog” drop-down menu above the search box. 
  2. Select “Browse by Subject/Type.” 
  3. Select the “Type” tab.  This leads you to a list of source types including newspapers. 
  4. Choose “Newspapers.”  Each type leads to a list of database options. These are divided into Core Databases, Current News Databases, Historical Databases, etc.
  5. Select a database name to see the time span and contents covered in the database.
  6. To use the database, select “Access Database” underneath the database name in the search results, or once you have selected the database name and arrived at the database information page.

The New York Times is available through multiple databases. Note: In databases, most articles are presented as text only and do not include images, graphs and charts, and video.