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One of the reasons I was excited to go back to school, other than the usual improving oneself, starting a career, blaw blaw blaw… is admittedly shortsighted and near term – free access to the Wall Street Journal. I’m a bit of a news junky. I read the NY Times and the Houston Chronicle and Christian Science monitor every day, occasionally the L.A. Times, Boston Globe and the San Antonio Express-News, all freely available on the web. Only one publication thwarts my attempt at omniscience – the WSJ with their dastardly $79 a year subscription. I’m all for capitalism and fair market value for information but I don’t have $79 a year to blow on the WSJ.

The UH library, however, employing their slightly pinko communal tendencies, gives all students online access to the Wall Street Journal through library website.

  1. Subscribe to the RSS feeds (I get US News, US Business, and Health)
  2. When you see something you want to read, fire up the browser and point it to the WSJ page in the UH Online Journal system (proquest).
  3. Sign in with your last name and the number on the back of your Cougar ID. If you have cookies turned on most browsers will keep you signed in so you only have to do this once.
  4. Then browse for the article by date or search by keyword.
  5. Reading the WSJ for free is 11.5% more enjoyable according to the latest economic indicators.
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