Answered By: Alan Zuckerman
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2023     Views: 24658

JHU provides access to a large selection of newspapers.

A few individual newspapers are "digital editions," meaning that they can be accessed from the newspaper's website itself. Most require you to create a free account. As of December 2022, these are:

Many newspapers and magazines from around the world can also be read in their print layout using Press Reader.

See our guide to News and Newspapers for online news sources available through databases.

New York Times (NYT)

Library home page --> DATABASES --> "new york times" : this will show you 7 results.

1. Notice that "New York Times 1851-2018" and New York Times 1980-Current" have different years.
1851-2018: This is for searching historical info in the NYT. This is also part of one of the other 7 results, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, which gives you older information from many newspapers instead of only NYT.

2. New York Times Digital Edition looks like the print edition. You must create a free account.

Wall Street Journal (WSJ)

  • The News and Newspapers guide also shows two databases with different date ranges for this newspaper: you'll see it listed under "Core Databases" (1984 to the present) and "Historical" (1889 - 1995).
  • Several other WSJ-related options are available in the library catalog, such as Wall Street Journal Asia (1991+).
  • Faculty, students, and staff of the Carey Business School have free access to the WSJ digital edition through the JHU portal ( Log into the portal and point at the “Carey Business School” icon on the left side of the page. You’ll see a link to WSJ, where you can create a free personal account.
  • All Carey Business School affiliates have full access to the digital edition through the Carey portal. The historical archive is made up of scanned images of pages from the paper editions of those years.
  • The editions that are available that look like the print newspaper are the Asia and Europe editions, which have different content. To see these editions, which are available for the last three months, go to the database called Press Reader.
    -- This database shows you the most recent issues of many newspapers from around the world. To find a specific newspaper, choose SELECT TITLE from the top right, and follow the pull-down menus.
    -- You can then choose either from a list of newspaper titles on the left side, or click on one of the images of the newspapers that is shown. NOTE: Press Reader is limited to 5 concurrent users.

Wall Street Journal Digital Edition (4-year rolling archive)

On your first access, you will be asked to register for an account using your Hopkins email address. Follow the steps.

If you ALREADY have an account, it will say that you already have an account. Please follow the sign-in link under "email field" of the registration page. Or, you can access your WSJ account directly on

Because WSJ offers a lot of personalized access, there are a few other restrictions: 

  1. During registration, you will be asked to identify yourself as faculty, staff, or student. If you're a student, your graduation year can't be more than 5 years ago; if you have been here longer than 5 years, please call WSJ customer service and ask them to adjust the graduation date.
  2. Faculty and staff accounts are set up for one year. When the year is up, WSJ will send out an automatic email to refresh the account via Hopkins credential.
  3. Any patron with an existing account (e.g., Carey Business School) will be moved to the new University-wide access model, and they don't have to do do anything.
  4. Anyone with a personal account can cancel it, and request WSJ customer service to re-associate their JHU email (if they used it for the personal account) to new access via the Library.
  5. To access the WSJ app, click on your account icon, and choose "membership benefits." After a brief survey, which you can skip, it will give you the links to download the app.

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