There are several ways for you to search for and access New York Times articles, depending on the date:
- Full text (without graphics) of Times articles, from June 1980 to today’s issue, is available in the ProQuest Newspapers database in GALILEO. This is the simplest way to search the Times since 1980 from a campus computer.
- The New York Times Archive 1851-1980 allows you to search the full text of most articles published between these dates. The “Advanced Search” allows you to narrow the date range and refine your search. If the article is from 1922 or earlier, click on “View Full Article” to get a PDF—for example, this article from June 1852, which lists the Whig National Committee, including a delegate from Illinois named Abraham Lincoln.
- If the Archive cites an article from 1923-1980, but asks you to pay for it, consult the reference librarian, who can retrieve the microfilm for you and show you how to view and print your article for free.
The New York Times Archive allows you to search the full text, but in some cases print indexes may help you find what you need more easily.
- The New York Times Obituary Index 1858-1968 (in the reference collection, call number REF CT 213 .N47) enables you to locate obituaries for these years quickly.