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The New York Times

To access our subscription to the NYT, you must first create an account by following the steps below:

  1. Go to http://www.accessnyt.com
  2. Using the search box, search for Michigan State University. You'll see two listings -- 1) "Michigan State University Faculty/Staff/Graduate Students" and 2) "Michigan State University (Student Only)" for undergraduate students only which accesses the ASMSU subscription. 
  3. Select the "Faculty/Staff/Graduate Students" option. 
  4. If you are on campus, click "here" and if you are off campus click "Go".

  5. Whether you are on campus or off, you will be asked to enter your MSU email address and a password to create a NYT account, after which you will receive an email within fifteen minutes from the NYTimes requesting that you confirm your email address. You will then receive confirmation that you have an Academic Pass.

  6. Enjoy your access to the New York Times!


There's no special log in screen once you have activated your account. You can log in right from http://www.nytimes.com!


What does this access include?

The NYT membership includes digital access to the NYT website for news only. It does not include Cooking, Games, and The Athletic.

It also includes:

  • Archives (dating back to 1851):  timesmachine.nytimes.com/browser 
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality: Found in the App; Includes NYT stories told through enhanced technology
  • Daily 360 content - two dimensional, 360° views (with mobile device or using a mouse)
  • Podcasts (including The "Daily" podcast)
  • All multimedia, including videophotographyVR features, and new multimedia to come.
  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to)
  • Spanish and Mandarin Chinese versions of NYTimes.com. 

Academic Site License also includes access to our education resource website, nytimes.com/edu 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

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