The Wall Street Journal is a business-focused newspaper that is based in New York City. It is a great resource for students who need to find current articles on business-related topics or who want to browse and keep up with business issues world-wide.
The Wall Street Journal provides online access to articles on their website, but without a subscription, you are only able to see article titles and dates, along with the first paragraph or two of the article. For recent articles, you can bring the date of the article into the Library to browse the print edition, but we do not keep older issues.
If you choose, you can subscribe to the Wall Street Journal to obtain online access. However this can be pricey at nearly $20 a month, and is not doable for most students. However, there is another option.
Read Across the Aisle is an iPhone app and Chrome extension. The app costs around $20 for full access, but the Chrome extension is free, and it will work on the student computers in the Library. The best part of this extension is that Read Across the Aisle has an agreement with The Wall Street Journal so that they can provide free, renewable guest passes to read full articles on The Wall Street Journal's website.
Using Read Across the Aisle requires you to have the Google Chrome web browser and to install the extension in your browser. All student computers in the Library already have Chrome installed. If you are trying to use this extension at home and do not already have Chrome, you will need to download and install the browser before you can follow the steps to install the extension. You can download Chrome by visiting Google Chrome's website and following the directions.
Here's how to get Read Across the Aisle on your Chrome browser.
1. Open a new tab in Chrome.
2. Type Extensions in the address bar and hit enter.
3. Click the Chrome web store - it's usually the first result.
4. In the store’s search box, search for Read Across the Aisle.
5. Click the Add to Chrome button for Read Across the Aisle.
Read Across the Aisle will install, and then all you need to do to use it is open another new tab.
This extension WILL CHANGE your new tab page to their news aggregate feed, where you can select things to follow.
If you want your old new tab page back, you can turn this extension on and off by typing chrome://extensions in the address bar and hitting enter.
Open a new tab in your Chrome browser.
You should see the Read Across the Aisle news feed. If you do not, type chrome://extensions in the address bar, hit enter, and make sure Read Across the Aisle is turned on.
Near the bottom of the page you will see a black box with white text offering a 7-day guest pass to The Wall Street Journal. Click to open.
You should be asked for an email address. Once you enter your email, you should have full access.
This guest pass is RENEWABLE. Just keep going back to Read Across the Aisle, clicking the black box, and entering your email address.