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Q How can I search for articles in the New York Times?
Richland Library has online Research Tools containing articles from newspapers, magazines and journals, including the New York Times. To search for past articles in the New York Times, go to "Research it" then "View All" then "G" and navigate to General OneFile. Here is a direct link to begin searching in General OneFile. Log in with your library card number and PIN if you are researching from outside the library.
Once you are in General OneFile, use the Advanced Search to limit your research to the New York Times. There is a one-day delay for articles to be available in General OneFile, but we have the article archives full text and searchable back to 1980. We also have the New York Times back to 1857 on microfilm at the News Desk on the second level of Main Library. This is a great resource for students looking for primary documents for research projects. Another option is to view our "digital microfilm" for the New York Times online, which covers the years 2008 - 2013. This contains the entire paper including photographs, advertisements and classifieds. It it not searchable, but if you know when your article appeared you can see it in the digital microfilm just as it looked in that day's paper.
If you are looking for other newspaper or magazine titles, you can find out which of our research tools will have them full-text in Serials Solutions.