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New York Times Help: Accessing the NYT Backfile

This guide provides help for those having trouble creating or accessing their New York Times subscription

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Accessing the NYT Backfile

In order to access the New York Times Backfile, you must first have an NYT account through Mary Baldwin University. If you do not have one, create one by following these instructions

Once you are logged in, click on the "three bars" symbol in the top left corner:


At the bottom of the list you will see the option "More," which will show you additional items in a sub-menu. You want to select "Tools and Services" from this list.



The very last item on this page is the Archive for the entire run of the New York Time - they call it the "Times Machine." Once you are in this part of the website, you can search by keyword or browse for a specific date.


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