How to access the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education and more for free via UW Libraries

UW Libraries provides all UW employees with free access to news on, and hundreds of other online journals and news publications.

As a UW–Madison employee, you get free access to the journalism of the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Chronicle of Higher Education, courtesy of UW Libraries. Here's how to access each:

Create free New York Times account

Click here to learn how to create your free account using your NetID

Create free Wall Street Journal account

Click here to learn how to create your free account.

Remote Access EZProxy

You can access hundreds of online journals and news publications, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, O'Reilly for Higher Education, the New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, Variety magazine and the Oxford English Dictionary (see the full list), using UW Library's EZProxy tool.

The easiest way to use this library service is to install a special bookmarklet in your preferred web browser. Once you've installed the bookmarklet, you can click on it when visiting a site with a paywall to see if you can access it via UW Libraries. Click here to learn how to install the remote access bookmarklet.

When on a webpage where you need to be authorized as a UW–Madison user to receive full access (like an article page on a journal website), just click the bookmarklet. That will redirect you to a page where you can login with your NetID and gain access to licensed content. You will know the bookmarklet has worked if you check the website's URL – it should now include "" somewhere in the URL.

KeywordsUW Libraries, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, library,,, bookmarklet   Doc ID129517
OwnerNick H.GroupDoIT Communications KB
Created2023-07-05 12:49 CSTUpdated2023-07-05 13:28 CST
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