bloody paywalls

I would have to pay nine dollars for one day of access to the archives of The Times.

So yeah, that plan I had, of looking up the remainder of an interesting quote that might even have provided me with a title? Not happening. Not for nine dollars and a dubious return on my investment.

The grin I had when I realized the newspaper’s archives were online has quite gone away.

0 Responses to “bloody paywalls”

  1. la_marquise_de_

    You may be able to look at them for free in the British Library. I can investigate, if you wish.

  2. cheshyre

    What year are you looking for?

    Gale has a library database of The Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985, if that will help.

  3. akashiver

    Whatever. Email me and I’ll give you my student password to IU’s database. Hell, I’ll give you some free links to British newspapers if they’re still active.

    • Marie Brennan

      I actually tried that (not with your info) when I was attempting to access the electronic copy of a Really Old Book, and for some reason it didn’t want to let me in.

  4. icedrake

    This works for the NYT, not sure if it does for The Times:
    Punch the title of the article into Google. Referrals from Google get to see the article (though you can’t go beyond the first page).

    Given that it’s a paywall and not a registration nag, it probably won’t work, but doesn’t hurt to try.

  5. moonandserpent

    BugMeNot keeps their Times logins fairly active. *cough*

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