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Friday, July 15, 2016

Now, get a NY Times subscription through WMU Libraries


The University Libraries are now providing access to the New York Times Digital edition to the active WMU community through an Academic Pass. New this year, it works like an individual subscription that you can use on your desktop, tablet, and mobile device. Features are quality news, videos, archives back to 1880s, elections app, virtual reality content, even NY Times in Education for instructors which includes teaching tools. (no pay-wall with the University Libraries provision of this resource for you) Links are below and more info. is on the libguide page: http://libguides.wmich.edu/nyt

Academic Pass:  
- allows access from any device for 364 days
- are available to WMU students, faculty, and staff ONLY
- requires a valid wmich.edu address and account
- are available from any location 
- does not include Crosswords and Times Insider.

To register your wmich.edu account: 
- Go to the WMU Library home page, then Databases,and Guides, click on ‘N’ and scroll down to New York Times Digital edition, and use those links to create an account, or click here for the database login pg: http://libguides.wmich.edu/az.php?a=n  
- Enter your WMU email address.
- Create a new password (do not use your BroncoNet password).

Another route is to use this link via the WMU proxy to set up an account: http://libproxy.library.wmich.edu/login?url=http://ezmyaccount.nytimes.com/grouppass/redir

Already registered using a WMU email address? To receive a new WMU Academic Pass:  
- Go to the WMU Library home page, then Databases,and Guides, click on ‘N’ and scroll down to New York Times Digital edition, and use those links to create an account, or click here for the database login pg: http://libproxy.library.wmich.edu/login?url=http://ezmyaccount.nytimes.com/grouppass/redir
- Enter your WMU email address and the password that you created for this site.
- Your Academic Pass is good for 364 days from the date you activate it; after it expires you can register as above for a new pass for 364 days.  

Mobile Apps: Your Academic Pass includes access to The New York Times via the NYTimes smartphone and tablet apps.; these are included as part of the Academic Pass and are available through the Apple and Android app stores.
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Also new is access to New York Times in Education 
It provides both educators and students the ability to make the most of NYTimes.com’s digital 24/7 content. faculty contributions, curated New York Times articles , custom news alerts, co-curricular activities, and weekly digests in several major subject area, including Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, and more.

How do you access NYTimes.com/edu?
- visit http://nytimesineducation.com/ and click link “Register ” at the upper right hand corner. From there, follow the instructions
to create an account using your school email address as your username. (Note: This is not the same logon credentials that are used to access the New York Times Digital edition. Use your @wmich.edu email addresses to register. )
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For additional information: contact George Boston, Electronic Resources Librarian, george.boston@wmich.edu , For instructional information Ed Eckel, engineering librarian, edward.eckel@wmich.edu

Additional databases: WMU Libraries provides over 400 electronic databases for your research and information. The list/links to the alphabetical list are here: http://web.library.wmich.edu/digidb/databases.html