University Libraries now provide access to the full text, digitized New York Times 1851-2001. This new database will be useful to students and faculty in many disciplines, in addition to offering a fascinating look at the world during this 150 year period. Whether you seek information on Sitting Bull or bull markets, Woodstock or summer stock, Ford Motor or Francis Ford Coppola, you’ll find it in the New York Times.
Not only are full text images available for articles, advertisements, comics and cartoons, editorials, book/film/theater/concert reviews, photos, maps, etc., but also these images are searchable, even the ads and picture captions. Because this is an archival database, text for the most current several years is not included. Each year another year is added to the database, so that next year the database will include entries for 2002.
The LexisNexis Academic research database provides full text of more recent New York Times articles, but does not include any visuals such as tables, photos, editorial cartoons, advertisements, etc.
Both databases are available for on-campus and off-campus access via the University Libraries Main Research Databases page: http://maurice.bgsu.edu/search/y.
Carol Singer, Reference and Instruction Librarian and Interim Co-Coordinator of Reference Services