Do students have access to The New York Times?


Registered students and employees of SF State can sign up for an account for online access to The New York Times. Please read the instructions and sign up with your SF State email address to get access.

If you have a personal subscription to, there is a special procedure to switch your account.

Students also have access to the full text of The New York Times and other newspapers via our Global Newsstream database. Issues from the 1980s and older are found in the database called Historical Newspapers New York Times (ProQuest).

search by Publication in Global Newsstream


More newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle, are listed on the Library's news databases page and this guide to newspaper access. You can also search by newspaper title (in quotation marks: for example, "Washington Post") in OneSearch.

Unfortunately, we do not have access to other news websites, such as,, etc., but SF State students and employees may be able to get a subscription discount by using their SFSU email account when they sign up for an academic account at the newspaper sites or apps. Example: here's a link for instructor discounts at the WSJ.

The library now has a subscription to the web version of the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The New Yorker, The Nation, and The Atlantic can be found in the library database Academic Search Ultimate.

The Wall Street Journal and The Economist are in the ABI/Inform database.


  • Last Updated Mar 08, 2023
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