Searching for and accessing articles
How is news organized on globeandmail.com?
The site is organized so that you can conveniently browse either breaking news or print edition news by section. Simply follow the left-hand navigation that appears on any globeandmail.com news page.
On both breaking news and print edition pages, the news is presented in order of importance (as deemed by our journalists). For print edition pages, the day's top six stories for a section are presented first, followed by the remaining headlines for the section, arranged by sub-section (e.g., Provincial Briefs).
How often is the site updated?
The site is updated with the contents of the day's newspaper at about 6:00 a.m. EST. The site is updated continuously (24 hours a day, seven days a week) with breaking news as it happens.
How do I find an article in your archives?
Type the name of the article or writer if known, or enter keywords relevant to the topic you're researching, in the search field at the top of any globeandmail.com news page. To learn more, read globeandmail.com search tips.
Which articles are not available in your archives?
Due to copyright and electronic publishing rights restrictions, we are unable to publish certain content on globeandmail.com. That content includes articles from the Wall Street Journal and the Guardian. We also do not include photographs, charts or other images in our searchable archives. As well, articles published or posted prior to Jan. 1, 2002, are not stored in our online archive.
How do I get access to articles that were published before Jan. 1, 2002?
There are three ways to get access to articles published before Jan. 1, 2002:
- You'll find a full archive of Globe and Mail content dating back to Nov. 14, 1977, at Factiva. This business-focused knowledge management company offers content from nearly 8,000 business and trade publications and more than 9,000 business Web sites, with material from 118 countries in 22 languages.
- Most libraries have electronic or paper indexes of The Globe and Mail available to search. From there, date and page number can be found, making it possible to look at the paper on microfilm or in back issues. Even the smallest libraries have access to these services through InterLibrary Loans. Libraries may also have access to Factiva (see above).
- To receive articles published after Nov. 14, 1977, by e-mail, contact The Globe and Mail's Quick Search Service at (416) 585-5273 or 1-800-387-5400, ext. 5273. A representative can do a search for you based on any combination of title, author, date or keywords. Globe and Mail newspaper subscribers are charged $15 for the first article in any Quick Search session and $5 per article for every other article retrieved during that session. Individuals who do not subscribe to the newspaper are charged $25 for the first article in any Quick Search session and $5 per article for every other article retrieved during that session.
How do I buy an article?
You can purchase pay-per-view articles as single articles ($4.95), or you can purchase four-article ($17.95) or ten-article ($39.95) multi-packs. You also receive a free four-article multi-pack each month when you become an INSIDER Edition subscriber.
Once you purchase a pay-per-view article, you may access it as many times as you like for 30 days following the date of purchase. Please note that pay-per-view articles do not include photos, charts, graphs or other images.
Alternatively, you can purchase an article from Factiva.
Can I buy a back issue of the print (newspaper) edition of The Globe and Mail?
You can purchase back issues of the newspaper that are up to three months old by calling (416) 585-5273 or 1-800-387-5400, ext. 5273. The cost is $1.25 for Monday to Friday issues and $2 for Saturday issues when copies are picked up in person (postage is extra). You can also request Report on Business ($2.75) and Report on Business 1000 ($4.50) magazines.
Why can't I view accompanying pictures, charts or other images when I purchase a pay-per-view article?
We regret that, for a mix of both legal and technical reasons, we cannot offer this service.