Did you know that all UMass students can access the New York Times for free? Thanks to the Libraries purchasing institutional access, all UMass Amherst students can read NYT articles without paying the usual subscription fees. This saves you a minimum of $3.75/week
All you have to do to access your free subscription is to sign up online using the New York Times Academic Pass guide on the Libraries webpage, sign up using your UMass email, and start reading! Access is good for only one year so you will have to request a new confirmation email to continue to access this service in the future.
Utilizing this free opportunity is extremely helpful for research projects or papers that require journalistic sources. The NYT is a well-regarded source of opinion pieces and news, so it is a great choice for those journalistic source requirements. Whether you use it regularly to keep up with the news or simply once or twice a year for a paper, it never hurts to sign up. It's free after all!