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Today's News

The following online titles provide access to some mainstream news articles.

The Newsstand section on the default home page of Factiva shows the last two weeks of the following news sources—every article, plain text (no graphics)—New York Times, Wall Street Journal (U.S. edition, Europe edition, and Asia edition), Investor’s Business Daily, and the BBC. The Library subscribes to this database, so all Cornell has access.

Financial Times/ is the Financial Times’ name for their online version. It requires a free signup for the pay-walled version. Use the link from this catalog record: All Cornell has access via our Library subscription. The default version is the “International Edition.” The UK Edition is also available online.

Library Press Display aka Press Library:
Full-color, full-text online versions of some major print newspaper titles, over 700 titles from 55 countries. Use the Publications by Country menu at left to choose USA, France, etc. More reliable sources are displayed first. Use discretion in picking from these news sources; many popular magazines and non-news sources are now included. The last 90 days is available with some exceptions (Chicago Tribune, last 4 days available, for example).

New York Times/
The Student Assembly has purchased access for all Cornell undergraduates only. All undergraduate students have received an e-mail with login instructions. Instructions are also here as a PDF: New York Times -- digital access for undergraduates. Other users are limited to 10 articles per month without a personal digital subscription.

Washington Post/
Update: The Washington Post has announced that the .edu free access is going away on January 1, 2018. Previously, anyone with an .edu, .mil, or .gov email address has been able to sign up for unlimited, free access to the Washington Post's online version.

World Politics Review:
Continuously updated. Articles provide analysis of trends and events in international affairs. Published entirely online, WPR's original articles are written by a network of analysts, journalists, and scholars. Nonpartisan, nonideological articles cover diplomacy, military affairs, energy, economics and related subjects.


Regional News Services

A European press review with English, German, and French summaries for 28 European countries. Text is the translated lead paragraph of the article. Some entries link to the full text online in original language and some only to the source news site.
A daily selection of articles from news sources (print, radio and television media) and newsletters appearing in 22 Arab countries, Iran and the Arab Diaspora. English translations from Arabic and Farsi. Added links to current source home page when available.