Answered By: Gannett-Tripp Library
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2019     Views: 55

To get today's issue of the New York Times through the library's databases, follow these steps.  (This will also work for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.)

  1. Click on the link to the New York Times at the bottom of this FAQ entry, or copy and paste this link to get to the database:
  2. In the search screen that opens, go down the page to “Publication date”.  Click on the drop-down list and select “On this date”.
  3. Change the month, date, and year to the specific date you want.
  4. Click the green “Search” button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  5. The results will include only articles published on the date you specified.

Important: To see articles in the same order (by section and page) as they appeared in the print version of the NY Times, go to “Source type” near the bottom of the screen and click the box next to “Newspapers”.  This excludes anything published on the NY Times website (blogs, podcasts, and other online content).

You can search within the results for specific terms or keywords.  (Use the long search box above the results.)  Other options include:

  • Document type (news, commentary, editorial, etc.) (This is next to "Source type", near the bottom of the screen)
  • Subject heading
  • Company/organization (Congress, Cleveland Cavaliers, European Union, etc.)
  • Person 
  • Location (city, state, country, region, or continent)
  • NAICS code