#ResearchGenius – Accessing the Wall Street Journal


Hello Readers!

We are experimenting with a weekly series titled “#ResearchGenius” that will provide quick tips for using the Gordon Library’s resources more effectively. Our first post is from Lynne Riley, one of our Research and Instruction Librarians. We hope you enjoy the series and be sure to send us any feedback!

Accessing the full text of the Wall Street Journal is a relatively simple procedure, as long as you make sure that you access it through the Library’s website. You have a couple of options for direct access.

1.     Databases A-Z List

  • From the Library’s main page, click on the Databases A-Z List located below the search box in the center of the page.
  • Click on the letter “W,” the first letter in the newspaper’s title.
  • The first title in the results list is the Wall Street Journal.
  • For basic information about the Library’s holdings for this title, click on the small blue letter “i” that appears after the title. It tells you that the Library has access (“coverage” for the Wall Street Journal for issues published from “1984 –“meaning from 1984 to the present time. It also tells you that this database provides full text.
  • Click on the title to search the publication.

Another way for you to access the Wall Street Journal is through the Library’s Journals list.

2.     Journals List

  • From the Library’s main page, click on the Journals tab located in the center of the page.
  • In the search box, type in Wall Street Journal.
  • You can then click on the links in the first result in the list, The Wall Street Journal. Eastern edition for access from 01/02/1984 – present using either the ABI/INFORM Complete link OR the Wall Street Journal link.
  • You will also notice in the results that print copies are available on the Ground Floor of the Library (6 months ago – 8 days ago) and on Reserve at the Main Information Desk (7 days ago – present).

The Wall Street Journal is a paid subscription of the Library’s resources and you should have full access as long as you use one of the above options through the Library web site rather than trying to access through the Wall Street Journal’s web site.


This post was written by:

Evelyn Riley

- who has written 73 posts on Gordon Library.

Prior to retiring, Lynn served as primary library contact for questions, instruction, and information on copyright issues. In addition, Lynne participated in the research education program, providing library resources training sessions and research consultations to courses such as: First year seminars; Writing intensive courses; Undergraduate team projects; and Humanities inquiry seminars.

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