Answered By: Alan Zuckerman
Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020     Views: 11684

JHU provides access to large selection newspapers via, but not through the websites for individual newspapers, except for the Wall Street Journal. See below for instructions.

Many newspapers and magazines from around the world can 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)

  • Available only as text, without visuals
  • The News and Newspapers guide lists two databases that give different date ranges: 1851-2012, and 1980 to the present

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).
  • The database with the current years is text only, and for the North American edition -- no graphs, charts, stock listings, advertisements, etc. It's not the digital edition you'd find online or even a facsimile of the print edition. The database with the older years does have PDFs.
  • 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.

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