How do I get to the online version of today's paper, or any basic periodical?

When I look for these titles in the online catalog, I get a confusing list of "Factiva" or "Lexis-Nexus Academic" and stuff like that.

You can access all the articles from several major U.S. daily papers via Factiva in E-Resources/Databases. Just click on News Pages in the black header, then select Factiva Groups from the pull down menu. This is not the same as access to the digital editions, i.e., of these papers, which are not available through Harvard at this point.

The latest issues of many popular magazines, as well as selected academic journals are found via Academic Search Premier.

There are other options. Take the New York Times, for instance; the HOLLIS record for the New York Times Online provides full text links to the New York Times. I suggest choosing the link to Nexis Uni or Factiva because the others don't necessarily provide cover-to-cover indexing or index the right time period.

In Nexis Uni, select "A Publication" and then enter the publication's name where indicated.

You might have to check more than one e-resource vendor to find the appropriate one for your needs. Don't hesitate to ask us whenever you're stumped. 



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