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Library Basics

The fundamentals of using the resources of the Good Library

New York Times and Wall Street Journal

New York TimesThe New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are national newspapers providing extensive, daily coverage to current events. Newspapers provide current information which books and academic articles simply cannot, while providing a level of quality through a robust editorial process. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal and other major newspapers are news organizations that seek objectivity and are backed by large competent staffs.

The library provides a free digital subscription to the New York Times website (setup instructions below), and access to the Wall Street Journal through a library database.

The one important piece to note with newspapers are editorial or opinion sections. These are marked off intentionally on newspaper sites, and are openly bias. Opinion writers for the New York Times tend to lean politically left or progressive, while opinion writers for the Wall Street Journal lean politically right or conservative.

Signing up for New York Times

New User Registration

Go to the NYTimes.com sign-up page. You will be prompted to sign-in with your GC username and password. Once you have successfully signed-in, you will see a screen like this: 

Select "Create Account."

Complete the sign up form with your GC email or any other preferred email When you see the Start Your Access screen, you have successfully registered.

Currently paying for a NYTimes digital subscription?

If you want to switch your paid digital subscription to a GC sponsored free one, please contact NY Times directly to cancel your paid subscription (1-800-NYTIMES). Once that subscription has been canceled ​​you may select the "Log in here" option and use the same login as from your paid NYTimes.com account.

Already have a NYTimes user (as a free trial or email newsletter)?

Go to the NYTimes.com sign-up page. Once there, click on "Log in here" instead and use your current NYTimes.com account to add the free digital subscription to your account.

Returning Users

Once you have activated your account, you can log into your account at NYTimes.com.

Mobile Apps

To download your free NYTimes smartphone or iPad apps, go to NYTimes.mobile.

Renewing Your NYTimes Subscription

Renew Your Subscription

Go to the NYTimes.com sign-up page. You will be prompted to sign-in with your GC username and password. Once you have successfully signed-in, you will see a screen like the one below. Select "Log in here" 

Fill in the username and password for your expired New York Times subscription account. Then select the type of user you are.

Once you log in you will have another year of free digital access to the New York Times newspaper. Enjoy!