Find Articles in the NYT
The library has next-day, full text access to the Times via Gale. This is a research subscription rather than a browsing subscription, meaning you access individual article titles in the NYT via a filtered search in a search box.
Go to the library home page and click the "Databases" tab at left. At the landing page, (an A-Z list of all the library's subscribed databases), go to "N" and scroll to "New York Times".
The Nexis Uni database can be a simple option for searching for articles in the New York Times. Click the "Publication" tab, enter search terms in the field on the left and start typing "New York Times" in the field on the right but be sure to choose "New York Times from the dropdown. You can refine your search from the resulting landing page.
"I have been trying to get access to a specific NY Times article in the database that supposedly provides full text access to this newspaper but no matter how I try, I cannot locate the article and am hoping you can help. The article is “First-Generation Students Unite” by Laura Pappano, publication date April 8, 2015. "
Librarian suggestion: "From the library homepage, I went into databases, then New York Times, then Advanced Search. I put in Pappano and unite. I wonder if the problem was that the article title used Gen rather than generation."
Search tip: when using the library's Gale New York Times database: if at first you don't succeed, do less. Some search terms may not match up to the metadata the database has attached to a particular article. Try mixing and substituting search terms based on title, author, publication date. Not all items from the NYT magazine are included. Alternatively, try Nexis Uni, (see instructions this page).