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$3 per article? Here's how to get them for free
« on: April 14, 2007, 05:36:27 PM »
$3 per article? Here's how to get them for free

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: ( 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.

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 11:26:52 PM »
Fantastic!  This has been bugging me for a few weeks.  Particularly the stupid lack of a flat-rate subscription option.  I would have been willing to pay a flat $5 or $10 a month for this service, but the $3 per article charge was just too much.

But free works out even better...  ;D


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Re: $3 per article? Here's how to get them for free
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009, 10:32:15 PM »
This is still valid for anyone that may have missed it two years ago.


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Re: $3 per article? Here's how to get them for free
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 06:48:21 AM »
I have not run across an article yet that requires payment yet... but it is good to know that when I do my library card will save me 3 bucks.  When a paper charges for an article is there a link to this site so you can use the library card?  Or do I have to got to the site and search for the article again?
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