New York Times (ProQuest Historical) Connect to New York Times
Also known as: ProQuest Historical Newspapers - New York Times
Access: Internet-delivered database. There are three ways to connect:
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  2. from a University of Delaware campus connection in your dorm, lab, or office
  3. from an off-campus connection (University of Delaware ID required)
Description: Offers full page and article images with searchable full text of the New York Times back to the first issue. The collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.
Coverage: 1851 to 4 years ago

There are two modes of searching: Basic Search and Advanced Search. The default is Basic Search, where you can enter a word or words, or a specific phrase (place in double quotation marks). For more sophisticated searches, try Advanced Search. For the best results, enter the most specific words or phrase.

Some images have the notation “Blocked due to copyright. See full page image or microfilm.” The full page image is available by changing the article format from “Article Image - PDF” to “Page Map” in the pulldown menu at the top right of the screen. To consult the Library’s microfilm holdings of the New York Times, go to the Lower Level, Morris Library, Microfilm S4.

Permitted Uses: As specified under “Terms and Conditions” (click on the link at the bottom of any search or results screen for the full text), “you will use ... solely for your own personal or internal use. You will not publish. You may create printouts of materials retrieved ... via on-line printing, off-line printing, facsimile, or electronic mail. All reproduction and distribution of such printouts, and all downloading and electronic storage of materials retrieved ... shall be for your own internal or personal use. Downloading ... in a systematic or regular manner so as to create a collection of materials comprising all or part of [ProQuest Historical Newspapers - New York Times] is strictly prohibited whether or not such collection is in electronic or print form. Notwithstanding the above restrictions, this paragraph shall not restrict your use of the materials under the doctrines of ‘fair use’ ... as defined under the laws of the United States.”
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Related Resources:

New York Times articles and indexing of the New York Times are available in a number of resources in the Library:

  1. This resource, the New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers), provides full page and article images with searchable full text of the New York Times back to the first issue. Access to the past two or three years is available through several of the following three resources.
  2. Academic OneFile and General OneFile provide the full text of New York Times articles, 1985 to the present.
  3. LexisNexis Academic provides abstracts of articles in the New York Times (Final New York City Edition) from January 1, 1969 to May 31, 1980 and full text from June 1, 1980 to the present.
  4. ProQuest Newsstand includes the New York Times, 1980 to the present.
  5. Indexing of older issues is available in the Historical Index to the New York Times (1863-1905, 1913-1922).
  6. Complete indexing for the entire length of time that the newspaper has been published is available in the print New York Times Index (Ref AI21 .N44) (1851 to the present).

Current paper issues of the New York Times are available in the Periodicals Room, Morris Library. Older issues are available on microfilm (Microfilm S 4).

Users: 25 concurrent users
Producer: ProQuest Information and Learning Company

This page is maintained by Erin Daix, Collection Development Department.

Last modified: 03/15/16