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Newspapers: Wall Street Journal Academic

Guide to finding electronic, print and microfilm newspapers at UIC and beyond.


With your UIC email address, you can gain full access to the Wall Street Journal website.

  1. Go to This will direct you to your university’s single sign on page, where you should sign in with your school credentials.
  2. After verifying your school credentials, you will be directed to to create your account. You will be responsible for completing the following fields (Please note that your email address and password will become your login credentials when accessing content directly on or using the WSJ app):
    • Account Type: Professor, Staff or Student
    • First & Last Name
    • Email Address
    • Password
    • Graduation Month & Year (Students Only; access will end after this date).
  3. After successfully creating an account, you will be redirected to WSJ’s confirmation page. Click on “Explore WSJ” to customize your experience.

Once you have registered using the steps above, you can access directly using the username and password you created, just as you would with a personal account.

What if I already have an account?

WSJ does not allow 2 simultaneous subscriptions for the same user. You can cancel your existing subscription and then go through the registration process via UIC's institutional subscription, described at the top of the page. Call Customer Service to cancel at 1-800-JOURNAL (1-800-568-7625).

Refreshing Access

Faculty and staff will need to refresh their access to WSJ content each year to confirm they are still affiliated with the university.

All faculty and staff users will receive an email notification seven days prior to their refresh. By clicking “Refresh Membership” or the “Click Here” prompt in the email, users will be directed to refresh their access for another year.

For Students:

If you are a current student whose graduation date has changed from the one you initially entered and you have lost access, please contact Courtney Hopper at WSJ ( to restore access.


Any questions? Please contact the library for assistance.