Skip to Main Content

News Access: Instructions

News sources available to the BLS Community.

FT.com Access

Financial Times: BLS students, faculty and staff can register to create FT.com accounts. 

Follow the instructions here.  Next, you will receive an email providing information to create a password (note: there might be a delay in receiving the reply email).  After creating your account, access FT.com and sign in with your account credentials for "unlimited access" to FT.com articles and tools.

Full text available: 05/31/1996 - present

NYTimes.com Access

BLS students, faculty, and staff now have full access to NYTimes.com and NYT mobile apps.

NYTimes.com covers a variety of topics with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. In addition, you will be able to share content on social networks, save articles of interest, subscribe to email newsletters and set up personalized alerts. Your access to NYTimes.com is available from any location, on or off campus.

To register, click here, enter Brooklyn Law School in the search box. and follow the instructions to create an account.  For your initial registration, you must either be on campus or go through Brooklyn Law School's proxy server (see Proxy Server Instructions) AND you must use your brooklaw.edu email account to register.  Once you have registered, you can use your login name and password to access the site from anywhere.  Each year you will need to login from on-campus or using the proxy server in order to keep your access active. 

Note: Our access does not include e-reader editions, crossword puzzles, or the cooking app – those still need to be purchased separately.  If you have questions, email askthelibrary@brookaw.edu.

Chronicle of Higher Education

You can access The Chronicle of Higher Education through IP access or by email domain.

IP Access - the BLS community has campus-wide access to Chronicle.com when connected to Brooklyn Law School’s wireless network.  They also have off-campus access when using a web browser that communicates with the BLS proxy server.

Email Domain Access - If you are accessing remotely: Go to Chronicle.com and "Sign In" to your account (if you already have an account).  If you do not have an account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Chronicle.com and click on the “Sign In” link at the top, right-hand side of the page.
  2. Click the “Sign Up” link to create a free account using your brooklaw.edu email address.  During the registration process, you also will have the option to sign up for Academe TodayThe Chronicle's daily flagship newsletter.
  3. Activate your account by confirming your email address in the email: “The Chronicle: Confirm your email address.”
  4. The Chronicle offers the option to sign up for additional newsletters here.

Access to Other News Sources

Lexis Legal Research home screen: Explore Content: News - Includes many U.S. publications such as The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.  Also includes selected news sources published in other countries (see Lexis Legal Research page: International by Country and Region).

Coverage: varies by source 

Enter BLS Lexis username/password.  Note: If one of the Lexis links above does not work, please log in to Lexis through https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool, then click the link.

Proquest's U.S. Newsstream: Access here (remote access requires implementation of the BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser).  Includes U.S. dailies such as: Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal

Coverage: 1980 - present (coverage dates vary by publication - in U.S. Newsstream, click: View Title List)

The Wall Street Journal: Access through LexisTip: To view all recent content from The Wall Street Journal, click: the three stacked dots (near top of screen) > click: Get all documents for this source.

Coverage: June 13, 1979 - present

Enter BLS Lexis username/password.  Note: If the Lexis link above does not work, please log in to Lexis through https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool, then click the link.

Wall Street Journal (Online): Access through ProQuest (remote access requires implementation of the BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser) or through Lexis (enter your BLS Lexis username/password).  Tip in Lexis: To view all recent Wall Street Journal (Online) content, click: the three stacked dots (near top of screen) > click: Get all documents for this source.

ProQuest coverage: Jan 8, 2010 - present

Lexis coverage: See source description.  Excerpt: "Includes as of Oct. 2008, all print and online articles from The Wall Street Journal."  Note: If the Lexis link above does not work, please log in to Lexis through https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool, then click the link.

Westlaw Precision also provides:

  • A searchable News page highlighting today's news
  • A searchable Reuters News page

Coverage: varies by source

Enter BLS Westlaw username/password.

WashingtonPost.com Access

BLS students, faculty and staff now have campus-wide access to WashingtonPost.com. WashingtonPost.com includes: expert reporting and analysis from Washington, D.C. and locations around the world; editorial commentary; real-time Q&A Discussions (offering “behind the scenes” views of key stories); and live-streaming of Washington Post Live events.

Q: How can I access WashingtonPost.com?

A: Visit WashingtonPost.com while connected to Brooklyn Law School’s wireless network, while using computers in BLS Library’s computer labs, or while off campus by creating a personal account.

Q: How do I create a personal WashingtonPost.com account?

A: Use your BLS email address to create a personal WashingtonPost.com account.  Below is a summary of the instructions to create a personal account. 

  1. Visit: WashingtonPost.com
  2. Click: Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Click: Sign up (near the bottom of the screen next to “Need an account?”) to register a new account.  Enter your BLS email address and choose a password.  
  4. Click: Create account.
  5. Once you have been redirected to the home page, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner to display a dropdown menu.
  6. Click: Account Settings.
  7. Make sure your BLS email address is Verified - if not, click “Unverified” to be sent a verification email.
  8. Click on the My subscriptions tab. 
  9. Click: Activate free digital access.

Your subscription should now be active.

Q: Can I print an article from WashingtonPost.com?

A: Yes.  Use your web browser’s “print” function.  The printout might not display the article’s complete URL.  We recommend copying a WashingtonPost.com article’s URL from the website if you plan to include this URL in a citation.  A member of The Washington Post’s Enterprise Client Success team told us that “URLs for our original content will be permalinks.”

Access to Legal News Sources

Tab: News & Analysis on Bloomberg Law's home screen  

  • TIP: Bloomberg Law's home screen tab: News & Analysis provides a pull-down menu.  Place your cursor on pull-down menu option: Bloomberg Law News to link to articles on specific legal news topics or to link to Bloomberg Law's News Home page.
    • Need to create a Bloomberg Law account?  Click: here & register with your BLS email. 

General Counsel News (GC News) (log in through Westlaw here): Includes various publications.

  • Enter BLS Westlaw username/password.

Law360 (remote access requires implementation of the BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser)

  • TIP: On Law360's home page, click: SEE ALL SECTIONS to view all of Law360's legal news categories.  
  • Law360's legal news and analysis also is available through subscription Lexis tab: Legal News Hub.
    • Enter BLS Lexis username/password.

Law.com (remote access requires implementation of the BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser)

  • Aggregates news stories from ALM publications such as: The American Lawyer; Legal Week; National Law Journal; New Jersey Law Journal; New York Law Journal; and The Recorder. 
  • TIP: Subscription database Lexis also provides recent articles from, and searchable archives of, ALM publications such as National Law Journal and New York Law Journal. (Enter BLS Lexis username/password.)
    • Researchers can enter the name of a specific source, like New York Law Journal, and run a search in the headline and lead sections of available news stories.  Alternatively, researchers can access Lexis Legal News (which includes ALM publications), click: Advanced Search, and run a search in the headline and lead sections of available news stories.  
    • Note: If Lexis link: Legal News does not work, please log in to Lexis through https://www.lexisnexis.com/lawschool, then click the link.

Litigation News (publisher: American Bar Association) in HeinOnline (remote access requires implementation of the BLS proxy server instructions for 1 web browser)

Full text available: 01/01/1975 - present‚Äč

When were these instructions last updated?

These instructions were last updated:

On: Feb. 1, 2024

At:  9:28 AM

By: Hannah Freeman