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Q. Which New York Times is the right one for me?

I'm confused by the different options for accessing the Times online.

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Sep 16, 2022     Views: 196

The Libraries offer access to the New York Times historical archive back to 1861. We also provide current articles from the Times that are updated daily. 

In addition, the U of A Associated Student Government funds a subscription to the website and mobile app that is available to all students using their email account. 

Here are the main differences:

New York Times from ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Covers: 1851-2017

This version offers the full archive of the paper back to the first date of issue. Here you can find page images and PDFs of the paper, as well as searchable full text, complete with photos, advertisements, tables, charts, and graphs. You can read the paper for an entire day just like the printed or microfilmed version. 

New York Times Late Edition (East Coast) from ProQuest

Covers: June 1, 1980 - present

Offers the full text of Times with each day's issue usually posted by 10am. Articles from more recent years include color photos and other graphics, but you cannot view the entire issue with the articles laid out as printed each day. 

ProQuest also offers a Spanish edition of the Times, covering the last month. 

New York Times (ASG Newspaper Readership Program)

Covers: current, with limited access to the archive.

The web and mobile app offer a great way to keep up with the daily Times, to collect and share articles of interest, and to customize your account with the sections and topics of interest to you. Sign up for specialized newsletters to receive email updates and breaking news updates. This subscription includes only limited access to the Times archive and does not offer access to special features such as the daily crossword.

So the answer is: they ALL might be right for you depending on your information need! 

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