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Major U.S. Newspapers

Ways to access newspaper subscriptions and archives

Access to Newspapers

Certain resources linked in this guide have limited access. Please see the guide to the icons below. Resources without icons in this guide are available to the public. 

Stanford Law School only = Access is available to current Stanford Law School faculty, students, and staff.

Available to all Stanford users = Access is available to current members of the Stanford University community. 

Details about accessing particular U.S. newspapers from different databases and the range of coverage are available in the List of Major U.S. Newspapers tab. 

Individual Subscriptions

Stanford University and Stanford Law Library provide individual subscription account access for certain newspapers for their respective communities. Please see below for information on setting up individual accounts.

Stanford Law School 

New York Times Stanford Law School only: Stanford Law Library provides subscription access for current Stanford Law School students, faculty, and benefits-eligible staff. SLS faculty and staff, please send a request to to setup your account.  Incoming law students will be added to the subscription list and become eligible to activate their account during the first week of class. If you have forgotten your password, please go to, click on "Log In", then click "Forgot your password?" and enter your Stanford email address.

All Stanford University

Wall Street Journal Available to all Stanford users: To sign up, visit, enter your university credentials, and create your WSJ account.

Financial Times Available to all Stanford users: To create an account, go to the Welcome to page and enter your Stanford email address.

News Databases

Below are some major databases that collect U.S. newspapers and other news sources. More databases are listed in the Searchworks catalog under Newspaper Databases or you can search for a particular newspaper in Searchworks.