Law librarians and library staff are available to help you find your way around the library and its legal materials, provide research support, and assist you in locating materials that are not in our library. You can find the latest information about our hours and services on the library homepage. There are several ways to contact us:
In Person: The Borrowing Services Desk and Reference Office are on the main floor of the law library. Online and in-person appointments with the reference staff can be made from the library homepage.
Borrowing Services Desk: (650) 723-2477
Reference Desk: (650) 725-0800
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.
= Access is available to current Stanford Law School faculty, students, and staff.
= 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.
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 Library provides subscription access for current Stanford Law School students, faculty, and benefits-eligible staff. SLS faculty and staff, please send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 NYTimes.com, click on "Log In", then click "Forgot your password?" and enter your Stanford email address.
All Stanford University
Wall Street Journal: To sign up, visit https://libguides.stanford.edu/databases/wsj, enter your university credentials, and create your WSJ account.
Financial Times: To create an account, go to the Welcome to FT.com page and enter your Stanford email address.
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.
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