When The Beacon’s Just Not Enough

Ben Riggleman

Attention, news aficionados! As of two weeks ago, the SMCC community has free online access to The New York Times.

Simply go to http://tiny.cc/SMCCLibraryNYTimes, log into SMCC if prompted and create an account with your SMCC email address. You’ll be getting heated in Ross Douthat’s comment section in no time.

While this is incredibly convenient, it’s actually just the tip of the iceberg. It only takes a couple more steps to have decades’ worth of issues from any of over 2,000 newspapers — U.S. and international — at your fingertips.

Here’s what to do: Go to http://smccme.libguides.com/library/articles, or click the Articles & Databases tab on the SMCC library website (accessible through MyLearning on the portal). Then scroll through the huge list of “Databases A to Z” on the right side of the page until you get to ProQuest Newsstand, near the bottom. Once you’re in Newsstand, you can search by article text, headline, or issue.

If Newsstand is too open-ended for your purposes, databases specific to The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post can also be found in the A–Z list.

And if you’re addicted to old-fashioned smudgy ink, physical copies of those papers and more are always available in the Campus Center.

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