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News Access: Instructions

News Sources available to the BLS Community.

New York Times Access

BLS students, faculty, and staff now have full access to and NYT mobile apps. 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 is available from any location, on or off campus.

To register, go to, choose Brooklyn Law School from the drop-down, and then follow the instructions to register.  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 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 Access

BLS students, faculty and staff now have campus-wide access to 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

A: Visit 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 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: for initial help.

Q: Can I print an article from

A: Yes.  Use your web browser’s “print” function.  The printout might not display the article’s complete URL.  We recommend copying a 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 account?

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


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 Other News Sources

Financial Times: To create your account, follow the instructions at this link: . Next, you will be sent an email with password creation info. (NOTE, there might be a delay before receiving the email). Once you have created your account, go to and sign in with your account details to access unlimited content and tools.

Full text available: 05/31/1996 - present

Wall Street Journal: access via ProQuest (Proxy Server required) or via Lexis+ (login required).

Full text available: 01/08/2010 - present

Science News: access via Westlaw.

Full text available: 07/01/1959 - present

Proquest's Newstream Database: (access via Proxy Server hereincludes the major dailies such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times & Wall Street Journal. 

Full text available: 1980-present 

Also includes many regional newspapers including The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Boston Globe, Detroit Free Press, and San Francisco Chronicle.

Coverage dates vary

Access to Legal News Sources

Law360: (access via Proxy Server) (access via Proxy Server) includes national and local news sources: 

Archives available via Lexis.

Litigation News: (access via Proxy Server) HeinOnline

Full text available: 01/01/1975 - present

General Counsel News (GC News): (log in via Westlaw here) Includes various U.S. and regional publications such as the LA Times, USA Today, and Forbes.

‚ÄčBloomberg Law News: (login via Bloomberg Law here