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Upgraded New York Times subscription for UM community

Access newspaper archives through UM Libraries

September 25, 2023 — 

UM students and staff can get full-text access to all news and photojournalism of The New York Times (NYT) through its webpage. The subscription to current NYT content through ProQuest will be available until March 2024 and the subscription to NYT historical content through ProQuest will be ongoing.


Set up your account using the following steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Type in “University of Manitoba”
  3. Click “Go” on the activation instructions page
  4. Create an account or login to your existing account
  5. Authenticate with your UM email and password
  6. Indicate whether you are a student or staff
  7. You now have access to The New York Times!

The steps above are demonstrated in this video.

Note: If you already have your own personal The New York Times subscription, you will need to cancel that subscription first to take advantage of this new institutional access. For more details, contact library staff.

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TimesMachine provides searchable and browsable page scans of every issue of NYT published between 1851 and 2002. Articles from 1851-1980 are also available as PDF downloads.


Visit Newsletters and discover more than 80 newsletters available on a daily or weekly basis. Find a subject relevant to your discipline or interests and get insights from The New York Times directly in your inbox.

NYT in Education

Access the education resource website which provides the following features:

  • Discipline-specific areas of study
  • Classroom discussion prompts
  • Suggested learning outcomes
  • General instructional strategies to promote student achievement
  • Co-curricular activities, including events, discussions, and contests

Digitized collections at UM Libraries

UM Libraries provides access to several digitized Manitoba newspapers, including The Winnipeg Tribune (a rival to the Winnipeg Free Press) published from 1890 to 1980.

Brown and Gold, UM’s annual yearbook (1914-1976), is available digitally. It is one of the few sources to document student life on campus, including clubs, societies, athletics, and more. It also lists and provides short biographies of graduating students.

Searching newspaper archives workshop

Register for Libraries workshops to learn more about searching newspaper archives available through UM Libraries.

Searching Newspaper Archives (in-person), Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Brown Lab, 110 Elizabeth Dafoe Library

Searching Newspaper Archives (online), Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm




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