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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.

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.

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.

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."

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.comWashingtonPost.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 using a web browser that communicates with the BLS proxy server.

Q: Where are Brooklyn Law School’s proxy server instructions to access WashingtonPost.com from off campus?

A: Click here to access BLS proxy server instructions for various web browsers.  Many patrons have reported that Firefox browser works well to provide off-campus access to BLS databases.  After implementing the proxy instructions for one web browser, close/reopen the browser.  You should now see a prompt requesting your BLS username/password.  If you have trouble implementing the BLS proxy server instructions, email: library.lab@brooklaw.edu for initial help.

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.”

Q: Can I create a personal WashingtonPost.com account?

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

Visit: WashingtonPost.com

Click: Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.

Click: Sign up link (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.  Click: Create account.

Once you have been redirected to the home page, click on your name in the upper right-hand corner.

This will result in the menu being displayed.  Click: Account Settings.

Make sure your BLS email address is Verified - if not, click Unverified to be sent a verification email.

Click on the My subscriptions tab.  Click: Activate free digital access.

Your subscription should now be active.

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.

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