On March 28, 2011, the New York Times implemented a new policy regarding access to articles from their website, www.nytimes.com.Â That policy restricts access to 20 articles/month, unless you have a personal subscription to the paper New York Times or unless you set up a digital subscription.
Because of questions we’ve received from Baylor faculty, students, and staff, we contacted the New York Times to see if they have a subscription model so libraries can set up a digital subscription for their constituents.Â They responded to us that they did not have such a model in place.
However, if people currently enrolled at or employed by Baylor University want to set up a personal digital subscription, they will receive a 50% discount because of their affiliation with Baylor University.Â To receive that discount, do the following:
- Login to or create your account at the NYTimes website.Â Note:Â Make sure this account is associated with your Baylor e-mail address.
- Go to College Readership Digital Subscription.
- Complete the form on that page (select your status at Baylor and provide the name of the university (Baylor University).
- The next screen will indicate that a message has been sent to your Baylor e-mail account.
- When that message appears in your e-mail account (check your junk mail if you don’t see it), click on the link provided in that message.
- The screen that displays will be a form to complete to set up your personal digital subscription.Â Near the top, slightly right of center, you should see the weekly subscription rate (at a 50% discount) , which will be billed to your credit card every 4 weeks.
Alternatively, the Baylor University Libraries do provide access to the New York Times from a number of our databases, which are listed below:
- from 1851 to 1922 in Freely Accessible Journals
- from 09/14/1857 to 12/31/1922 in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Legacy Platform)
- from 01/01/1923 to 12/31/2007 in ProQuest Historical Newspapers (Legacy Platform)
- from 06/01/1980 to present in LexisNexis Academic
- from 01/01/1985 to present in Academic OneFile
- from 01/01/1985 to present in Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context
- from 01/01/1985 to present in InfoTrac Custom Newspapers
- from 01/01/1995 to present in Access World News
- from 01/01/2008 to 3 months ago in ProQuest Digital Microfilm (Legacy Platform)
Thanks to the New Electronic Resources @ BU blog for this info!