Jenkins On Your Desktop: New York Times on General OneFile


General OneFile has full text articles from the New York Times from 1985 to present. General OneFile also includes indexing for the New York Times Book Review (1977-present) and the New York Times Magazine (1977-present). A delay may be possible between publication and indexing on General OneFile.

To access General OneFile, use your last name and member number to log into Jenkins' website. From the Member Center, select General OneFile. To browse articles published in the New York Times, from the gold menu bar in General OneFile select Publication Search. Search for New York Times - make sure to un-check the "documents with full text" and "peer-reviewed publications" selections. This will bring back a list of all New York Times titles available on General OneFile. This browse method is useful if you already know the date and title of the article you are looking for.

To search all articles found in New York Times publications, select Advanced Search from the gold menu bar. Enter your keyword(s) into the first search box. In the second search box, enter New York Times and change the drop-down menu to Publication Title. Make sure to un-check the "documents with full text" and "peer-reviewed publications" selections. A date restriction can also be added.

General OneFile search results default to Academic Journals. To change this, from the menu on the left side of the search results list click "News". For large search results, it may be helpful to "Search within results", also located on the left side of the screen. Other post-search limiters include publication title and date.

General OneFile is a membership resource available to all Jenkins members.


maybe voice queries will be the answer

Because each database publisher has a different user interface, all of the steps (and caveats) needed to search some of the member data bases via Jenkins discourage, in my opinion, users from doing their own searches and therefore don't provide a strong rationale for renewal of the resource. Even coming up with written cogent instructions for users seems daunting. (My thanks to whoever had to do that by the way).

So I see the future in voice-activated search queries (like Google). Just my two cents.