Answered By: John Harvard Last Updated: Jan 17, 2017 Views: 5307
As with several major newspapers, there isn't a way to get a personal login to the WSJ through Harvard, but there are ways to access the paper's content through Harvard e-resources. The most reliable way to access paywalled newspapers online is via HOLLIS+: search for the newspaper by title and then follow the "View Online" link. You may be presented with a menu of Harvard e-resources: choose the option that matches the date range you're interested in.
It can sometimes be tricky to find out which HOLLIS+ record corresponds to current issues of the paper: look for a record that has a start date but not an end date. See, for example, our records for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, or LA Times.
A convenient way to access today's issue of major world newspapers is through the "News Pages" feature of the Factiva database. Click on the "News Pages" tab at the top of the database page. Scroll down to the title you wish, then use the drop-down menus under the title to select the date and section you want to read. Note that Factiva gives you access to the text of the articles, not page images. (The same is true of LexisNexis and other providers for recent news. By contrast, our access to historical newspapers often include page images.)