Library Corner: What’s New in the Stacks: New York Times Online at Your Fingertips

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by Yan Hong
Insurance Law and Reference Librarian

Here is a piece of good news for the UConn Law students, faculty and staff:  The New York Times Online is now available! At your fingertips is the daily online newspaper and digital archive dating back to 1851. After registering, you may read the online newspaper using your computer, tablet, or mobile device.  (Note that access through apps is not currently available.  You must use your web browser on your tablet or mobile device.)

First, you need to register to create your own account by going to Initial registration must be done on campus using your UConn email address, either from a wired computer or from a device on the wireless network. After this one-time registration, you may access the New York Times Online from anywhere by going to and logging in with your username and password.

At the time you register, you may sign up for free electronic newsletters, including “Today’s Headlines,” a daily update of top stories, and “Breaking News Alerts,” which sends the latest breaking news stories as they happen.

To search the New York Times Online, click SEARCH at the upper left side of the screen and enter your search terms. If you wish to search multiple words as a phrase, use quotation marks around your search.  Also, to retrieve better search results, use specific search terms and add additional keywords.  You may also limit by a variety of date ranges, such as the past 12 months.

If you have any questions or run into any problems while trying to register or login, please send an email to: detailing your issue.  You can also ask a reference librarian for help by calling 860-570-5068, by using our live chat service, or by simply stopping by the Reference Desk for assistance.  We are happy to help!