$3 per article? Here's how to get them for free

April 14, 2007 3 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Many newspapers have started the practice of charging a fee to search their archives and retrieve old articles. The Florida Times-Union is charging $2.95 for individual articles.

To view the complete article, you must click on the headline in the results list. You will be asked to register as a new user or sign-in as an existing user. Payment is by credit card.

Here is how to do it for free. All you need is a Jacksonville Public Library Card.

Click:  http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/JacksonvillePublicLibrary/NEWSBANK

Enter your Library Card Number (printed below the bar code)

This gives you free and unlimited access to NewsBank. NewsBank contains the electronic editions of record for valuable local, regional, and national U.S. newspapers--all in one easy-to-search database. (Contains the abstract and full-text version of thousands of articles from Florida's top daily newspapers, including - among others - the Tampa Tribune, the Florida Times-Union, the Miami Herald, the St. Petersburg Times, and the Orlando Sentinel.)

You can thank us later.