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Current News

This guide offers a starting point in finding current news publications via the Bentley Library. Includes U.S. news, international news, and more. Includes directions on how to register for NYT, WSJ, and FT accounts.

The Wall Street Journal

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Bentley University students, faculty and staff members now have free access to Wall Street Journal website. The Bentley Library has a subscription that gives members of the Bentley community full access to the content on the website. Users can also use their mobile devices to access the Wall Street Journal.

How to Get Started

Register for an Account:

  • Go directly to Bentley’s account activation page.
  • You will be brought to a Bentley Log In page. Enter your Bentley credentials to sign in. You may be asked to authenticate via DUO.
  • Complete the Create Account form with your information, selecting whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member. 
  • You will see a confirmation screen if you have registered successfully. A confirmation email will also be sent to you.
  • Verify your account by following the directions in the email that has been sent to you.

Enjoy your access! This account will last for one calendar year before you will have to renew your account. 

Mobile Apps

WSJ Apps are available for iOS and Android to take your subscription with you wherever you are. To download the free apps, visit

Returning Users:

There's no special log in screen once you have activated your account. You can log in right from!

Renewing Your Account

Wall Street Journal accounts last for one calendar year from activation. At the end of the subscription period, you will need to renew your account. The process is very similar to creating an account, but here are some steps to make it easier:

  1. Make sure you are already logged into with your account.
  2. Click Bentley Library's unique account activation link.
  3. You will be brought to a Bentley Log In page. Enter your Bentley credentials to sign in. You may be asked to authenticate via DUO.
  4. Complete the Create Account form with your information.
  5. You will see a confirmation screen if you have registered successfully. A confirmation email will be sent to you. 
  6. Complete the renewal process by clicking the link in the email. 
  7. Make sure you refresh your browser, etc. if you are still being asked to subscribe when you are logged in (especially if you had any WSJ pages open before renewing your account).

Note: If you are using any WSJ apps on a phone or tablet, you may have to log back in on those devices after renewal.


Why can’t I log in?

You must create your account using your Bentley University email address. If you have created an account with a non-Bentley email, your account may have been suspended.

Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

Your browser cache or history may have cleared itself. Go to and log back in.

I'm logged into my account but now it's asking me to pay/subscribe. What's going on?

It might be time to renew your account. Accounts last for one calendar year from the date of creation. Follow the steps in the Renewing Your Account box to renew.

Where else can I get the Wall Street Journal? Is there an easier place I can search past issues?

The website subscription allows access to breaking news as well as blogs and other online content not included in the Bentley Library's databases while the databases allow unlimited access to their content and more powerful searching capabilities. 

Students, staff and faculty who wish to use the Wall Street Journal for research should access the paper via the following databases:

Need Help?

Bentley Reference librarians are here to assist with your research. We can help with selecting search tools, finding and evaluating sources, and citing sources. 

Here are the ways that you can get research help during our hours:


Research Consultations

While you can always reach out to us using the contact methods above, you can schedule an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one assistance with research. 48 hours advanced notice appreciated for scheduling purposes. Schedule an appointment here.