Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn Last Updated: Mar 02, 2017 Views: 4965
The nytimes.com is not issuing institutional subscriptions to large libraries like Harvard's. We know that our patrons want the convenience of reading the Times in this format online, so we hope their subscription model will evolve to include us.
In the meantime, while you can't read the current digital NYTimes, you can read all the articles and sections online every day through the Factiva database. Once in the database, click on the "News Pages" tab at the top of the page, then "Factiva Pages." Choose "United States" in the drop-down menu, and links to articles from major news sources will appear on the right side of the page. Scroll down to the New York Times, then use the drop-down menus under the title to select the date and section you want to read.
If you don't want to read recent papers, but want to read articles on a particular topic, you can retrieve articles since June 1, 1980 through either the Lexis Nexis or Factiva databases. They are updated daily. You can also access Times articles electronically from 1851- 2011 through New York Times Proquest Historical Newspapers.
Harvard affiliates can subscribe to the current Digital edition at the educational discounted rate that represents a 50% cost reduction.