Resource Spotlight: Extra! Extra!: Access to News Articles

If you hit a paywall when trying to access a news article, we have many electronic resources where you can likely access the full-text article instead.

For current articles from the Wall Street Journal, use this link to access the WSJ website. Initial access requires you to register with your Northwestern email address, then subsequently you may log in with your NetID and password.

Northwestern Law students, faculty, and staff can access all Financial Times content directly at after registering for an account at this link.

Although our university does not have direct access to the websites for the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, you can access both current and historical versions of these and other popular newspapers through the links available in our News Sources research guide. Some of these resources even allow you to access PDF print replica copies of the articles. Alternatively, you can search for the name of the newspaper in NUsearch, and our library catalog will provide links to relevant databases and the coverage dates for those databases.

If you are interested in legal news, you can access Law360 content via this link. Additionally, Lexis Legal News also provides access to Law360 content as well as ALM Media publications such as The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, and the New York Law Journal.

You can easily set alerts for news searches on Lexis by clicking on the bell icon after running a search. Your specified search will automatically run on the database, and Lexis will send you a notification when any new articles are published that meet your search criteria.

Lexis also provides access to articles from newspapers around the world in its News section. Browse for newspapers by country or region or search across a set of newspapers, such as major U.S. newspapers, or within a particular publication.

Access both Lexis Legal News and Lexis News using your individual Lexis username and password.

Looking for Bloomberg content? Use your individual Bloomberg Law account to access the Bloomberg News Search.

Please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about using these resources. Happy reading! 

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