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Using the Wall Street Journal Online

Looking to read the Wall Street Journal online? This guide will walk you through some of the free and subscription sources to access the Wall Street Journal.

  • Current
  • Historical
  • Additional News Sources
Paper Wall Street Journal
The Business Library subscribes to the Wall Street Journal. You can find and read our copy on the first floor of the library in the periodicals area. The paper copy does not check out, but you can read it in the library when we are open.

WSJ.com
Pros:This the paper displayed online the way that the publisher wants, including images and blog posts.
Cons: If you do not subscribe to the paper you will not have access to all of the content via thisweb site.

Using the site:
This web site works like most news sites, you click on the title and gain access to the article. The Wall Street Journal Key icon illustrates that those are articles only available to subscribers. If you would like to read one of these blocked titles, copy the title and search for it in Factiva.

Library Resources providing access to Subscription Content

Factiva CU
Pros: Instant access to the stories, including the blogs on WSJ.com.
Cons: No images and contains many newspapers, so searching can result in a lot of other sources.
+ Using Factiva
If you have a title for the article simply type or paste it into the box and you should get straight to the article. If you want to search the Wall Street Journal, follow these steps (or watch the video illustrating them):
Step 1: Type Wall Street Journal in the Source search box and hit enter.
Step 2: Click on "All Publications" and choose remove.
Step 3: Enter your search terms in the top box. If you want to search farther then 3 months back be sure to change the date range. Unable to display content. Adobe Flash is required.

Proquest Newstand CU
Pros: Many of the articles are actually indexed with subjects. Subjects allow you to find all the articles on a particular topic, even if that article may not contain the term.
You can easily export the item to Refworks or simply copy the citation from the citation link.
This database also allows you to easily browse the articles on a particular day.
Cons: Again, this does not provide access to the images, charts, etc. in the newspaper itself.
+ Using Proquest Newstand
If you have a title for the article simply type or paste it into the box and you should get straight to the article. If you want to search the Wall Street Journal, follow these steps (or watch the video illustrating them):
Step 1: Click the "Advanced Search" link above the search box.
Step 2: Type Wall Street Journal and switch the drop down to "Publication title - PUB".
Step 3: Enter your search terms in the boxes below.
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Proquest Digital Microform
CU
Pros: Can view the newspaper as it appeared in print.
Cons: There is a delay of at least three months. You cannot search for a title, you must browse by date and page number.
+ Using Proquest Digital Microfilm
If you want to search the Wall Street Journal, follow these steps:
Step 1: Click "Select" next to title and choose "Wall Street Journal."

Step 2: Choose the date, and page number you are looking for.

The sources listed under current will provide access to content back to the 1990s or even 1980s, but for content even further back use Proquest Historical Newspapers CU, which covers 1889-1995.

Pros: Provides digital copies of the article in the newspaper, including the whole page if "Page View" format chosen.
Cons: No current content.

Using the database:
Step 1: Click "Advanced Search" above the search box.
Step 2: Type "Wall Street Journal" in the first box and choose "Publication Title - PUB" in the drop down box.
Step 3: Enter the terms you want to search in the box below.

If you want access to the way the newspaper looked from 1995-2008 (when Proquest Digital Microform CU starts), you will have to access the microfilm collection located in the Business Library.