Current newspaper and journal articles are available through LexisNexis Academic and Factiva.
The New York Times, among other newspapers, magazines, journals etc. can be searched and viewed in full text through the databases Factiva and LexisNexis.
Columbia University Libraries has licensed these (and thousands of other) databases, so they are available only to current students, faculty, and staff with a valid University Network ID (UNI) and to users on-site.
Factiva provides access to global news and business information, including local newspapers, same-day newswires, company reports, and media programs; provides company information including market data and competitors; and includes full-text of the Wall Street Journal.
Tips for finding specific articles can be found on their web page.
LexisNexis is an interdisciplinary, full-text database of over 18,000 sources including newspapers, journals, wire services, newsletters, company reports and SEC filings, case law, government documents, transcripts of broadcasts, and selected reference works.
See the LexisNexis help and LexisNexis tutorials for information how to search in LexisNexis.
The Periodicals and Microforms Reading Room, located in 401 Butler Library, has current newspapers (i.e. The New York Times) as well as newspapers on microfilm. For more information on the holdings, see the Newspaper Collection page.