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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Free Times Select...

from the ACRLog:

Lots of New York Times readers were disappointed when the Times took away free access to editorials and commentaries and turned it into the subscription-only TimesSelect. Well those of us working in higher education are getting a break from the Times. They recently announced that as of March 13 students and faculty with an “edu” email address would be eligible to get free access to TimesSelect. From the press release:

Beginning on March 13, subscriptions to TimesSelect will be available for free to all registered college students and faculty with a .edu in their e-mail addresses. TimesSelect is’s paid offering that provides exclusive access to 22 columnists of The Times and the International Herald Tribune as well as an array of other services, including access to The Times’s archives, advance previews of various sections and tools for tracking and storing news and information. Current student subscribers will receive pro-rated refunds for their previously paid subscriptions. College students interested in registering for free TimesSelect subscriptions should go to for more information.

UPDATE: I have now completed this process and it definitely works! I also wanted to mention to student readers that I have it from well-placed sources that you can now purchase a copy of Microsoft Office 2007 down at the bookstore for $10.00, as a part of our campus license agreement. (I posted this in comments, but didn't know if you read those.)


Blogger Melba Tomeo said...

I've done this and not yet received the confirmation email. I have a feeling the Times site is overwhelmed at the moment.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Melba Tomeo said...

And also, I don't know if students know this: You can get a copy of Office 2007 for $10.00 down at the bookstore now. It's part of the campus licensing program. I haven't done it, not being a student, but I hear this from official sources.

8:38 AM  

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