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Washington Post


 Washington Post logo and motto- democracy dies in darkness 


The UCI Libraries offer campus-wide access to The Washington Post, a source for expert reporting and analysis from Washington and around the world, including award-winning investigate coverage and editorial commentary.


How can I directly access the Washington Post?

You have two options, explained below.  

Option 1: Be on UCI's network.

  • Simply visit when you're connected to UCI's network, no account activation required.  (Test my UCI connection).

    To be on the UCI network, you must either be ON the UCI campus, or you must use the VPN (Group > UCIFull) from OFF campus.  OFF campus access is limited to current UCI Affiliates (i.e., current students, faculty, and staff with an active UCInetID and password).  
  • You'll most likely still see "subscribe now" button and banners. Just ignore them.


Option 2: Activate your Washington Post account.

  • With an account you can also read on the mobile app.  
    1. Visit the Washing Post Sign up page. 
    2. Enter your @UCI email address, agree to the Terms of Service, and click on Continue.
    3. Choose a password and click on Create an account.
    4. An verification email will go to your @uci email address.  
    5. After you verify, on the Washington Post page follow these links:
      [Your Name] > My Post > Subscription & Billing
    6. Click the Activate free digital access button
  • [PDF] Account activation guide, with screenshots from Washington Post (April, 2024)



Advanced Searching and Historical Articles


Washington Post (1987 - current)
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The Proquest database offers article (text-only) coverage, and it's useful for advanced text searching.