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BOS 101: Innovation at the Intersection of Art and Science: NYT & BPL

Resources for BOS 101, Section 03SS

Searching the New York Times

Once you've created an account, use the search bar at the top of the page to begin searching.  

You can also go directly to the Times Machine, the newspaper's digital archive.

NY Times Group Pass

Simmons Library now provides complete access to for all current students, staff, and faculty members through a Group Pass. Individual registration is required annually. 

  1. Visit the address below to register or renew your Group Pass account using your Simmons email account.
  2. Click "Create Account."
  3. Enter in your Simmons email address and any password of your choosing.
    If you have previously registered with your Simmons email address at, select "Log in here" and enter your existing password.
    If needed, click the "Forgot Password" link to reset the password. 

Once you are registered check out additional access and feature options:


Historical Material:

Users are limited to 5 articles from 1923 to 1980 per 24 hours.

If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact us at 617-521-2784 or


Boston Public Library e-Card

BPL eCard logo

As a student in Massachusetts, you can get an eCard from the BPL.  This will allow you to access some additional databases and other resources that Simmons doesn't subscribe to.

Register or renew your BPL eCard 

  1. Click "Get or Renew Your eCard."
  2. Choose Yes or No to the first question, "Is your primary, permanent residence in Massachusetts?"  
  3. If your permanent address is outside of Massachusetts, you'll get a second question.  Answer Yes to "Are you currently living in Massachusetts while attending school this semester?"
  4. Click "Proceed."
  5. Enter your information, using your school address if you live out of state.
  6. Enter your email and choose a pin that you'll be able to remember.
  7. Click "I accept."

BPL Resources

Once you've registered for an eCard, click the "electronic resources" tab to access journals and databases.

Browse the History and Newspapers resources to search for relevant primary sources.  Some best bets for your course are:

  • 19th Century British Newspapers
  • Times (London) Digital Archive
  • The Making of the Modern World
  • Artemis Primary Sources
  • Archives Unbound