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Research Center Services

This guide will help you better navigate through all of the resources that we have to offer!

Free Washington Post Subscription for Students & Faculty

How do I activate my .gov/.mil/.edu free subscription?

1. Go to

2. Click on Sign In to your Profile at the top right of the home page (

3. If you are already registered with a .gov/.mil/.edu email address that is eligible for a free subscription, sign in with that. If not, create an account with your email address.*

4. Once you've registered/signed in, you will be directed to your Washington Post Profile.  If you are not automatically redirected to your profile after you've signed in, click your username at the top of the page and choose "Profile."

5. Once you are in your profile, go to the My Subscriptions tab and follow the instructions on how to get a free subscription with your valid email address. Do not go through the "Verify email address process" on the My Account Settings tab for free access. You must go through the process on the My Subscriptions Tab.

After you have set up your subscription you can log in with your email address and password on the Washington Post web sites and apps for unlimited content access.

*If your educational institution email address does not end with .edu please contact us here and we can further assist you.

New York Times Digital Account for CUNY-J Students & Faculty

Sign up here for a NY Times Digital Academic Pass via the CUNY J-School Research Center

Unlike a regular subscription, this is an Academic Pass. You will still receive full access, but signing up is a bit different. Here are the steps to follow:

Go to

1.   Click on "Register" to create a account using your CUNY e-mail address.

2.   At the bottom of the Welcome page, click "Continue."

3.   If your email address is from an eligible school, you will then see "Check your email." Look for a “Confirm Your Email Address” message, which should arrive to your CUNY e-mail within 15 minutes.

4.   Click on the link in our confirmation email. This will simultaneously verify your eligibility and

grant your Academic Pass, which will provide access to for your campus designated period.

5.   If you don’t get our confirmation email, check your spam filter.  If you still do not receive it, send an email from your school email account to

Once you’ve created an account, access from anywhere will simply require your CUNY New York Times login—you will not have to authenticate it through the library’s website. You will see your subscription as being for “one year,” although that renewals will happen as the subscription continues.

If you already have an annual subscription to the New York Times with your CUNY e-mail address, you can cancel it and the New York Times, Co. will issue a refund.

Wall Street Journal Digital Account for CUNY-J Students & Faculty

Follow the steps below to sign up for your Wall Street Journal Digital Subscription access via The CUNY J-School Research Center

You must be on campus to register for the first time

Enter your Research Center barcode:

You will set up your account, and you will have to renew it every 90 days on campus.

Once you set up your, you can access it from anywhere.