Access the Daily Wall Street Journal via ProQuest
This guide describes how to read current Wall Street Journal (WSJ) articles via our "ABI/INFORM Complete" ProQuest database.
Sawyer library has the paper in physical and various electronic formats. See this OPAC record for a list of the many options. Besides getting the paper delivered, the library also subscribes to historical scanned images of the paper. However, most students will want access to Wall Street Journal 1984-present, updated daily.
You should NOT go to wsj.com to get Sawyer Library sponsored access to current articles. You want to access WSJ through our database links, which not only allow for on-campus access, but also allow you to authenticate through our proxy server for online access, anywhere, 24/7. For off-campus use enter your name and Suffolk ID number when prompted.
Accessing the current Wall Street Journal
Find the link to Wall Street Journal 1984-present under Databases by Subject--General Resources--News...
... or in the Alphabetical Database list under "W"
The "Advanced Search" landing page is good for searching, but not for browsing or setting up alerts. To browse the Wall Street Journal or to set up an RSS feed or email alert first click the Publications link in the top frame, as illustrated below:
You will be presented with two options for the paper and one for the magazine. Click the top option.
To browse or read today's paper, look for the not-very-noticeable link next to "Publication information", View most recent issue.
The "View the Most Recent Issue" option will give you a list of today's newspaper articles, presented in a page-order sequence. Click on a listed link to read the article. Although it doesn't look like the paper, all of the articles are here.
Get the Daily Contents Emailed to You as an ALERT
On the same page as the "View the most recent issue" link, there is also an option to "Set Up Alert." See the green circle in the screenshot below.
Although it takes a day to receive your first alert, you can sign up to have the latest day's contents delivered to your email box.
Note that the default length of time to receive the alert is 6 months. If you don't think you want one to three daily emails from ProQuest for that long, you might consider changing the Stop After date to a shorter time frame like 2 weeks, 1 month, or 4 months.
The top of the alert email, with links to stories will look like this:
Alert links now run through the library's proxy server, so you may have to sign in with your name and Suffolk ID number when you access the first story, but you should be able to read your daily delivery from anywhere, 24/7.
So remember, ALL of the article content from WSJ is available to you for free through the Sawyer Library. Your tuition supports this institutional subscription to Wall Street Journal, so take advantage of it! As always, if you have questions about using this resource, check in with librarians at the Reference Desk.