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Business: The Economist

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The Economist

                 

The Economist is an English-language news and international affairs publication. It is published weekly and although called a newspaper it looks like a glossy magazine.

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Questions in this section

What type of information will I find in The Economist?                         
What does our Economist subscription cover?
What print access does our subscription to The Economist cover?        
How to log into The Economist?
I've logged into The Economist, how do I search?                                
Are there any advanced search options?
Additional features on The Economist Archive                                      
Displaying articles, saving, printing, emailing
Further help for The Economist                                                             
The Economist on Twitter

What type of information will I find in The Economist?

The Economist's primary focus is global news, politics and business. However you'll also find relevant sections on science, technology, and the arts.

Every two months, they also release an in-depth report on certain hot topics. Every three months a technology report called Technology Quarterly is released which focuses on trends and developments in science and technology.

The publication offers various columns focusing on:

  • Countries: The Americas, Asia, China, Middle East and Africa, Europe and Britain
  • Leaders
  • Letters
  • Briefing
  • Business
  • Finance and Economics
  • Science and Technology
  • Books and Arts
  • Obituary
  • Economics and Financial Indicators

What does our Economist subscription at Newcastle cover?

We have two different electronic subscriptions which cover The Economist:

1)    The Economist (2000 – current issue). - This is directly from The Economist itself.

2)    The Economist Historical Archive (1843-2012) - This from Gale Cengage.

What print access does our subscription to The Economist cover?

The most current issue of the Economist is kept behind the Service Desk on Level 2. Please ask a member of staff for it.

The most recent four years are shelved in the Philip Robinson Library at shelf mark PER 330 ECO on Level 1.

How to log into The Economist?

To access The Economist off campus you will need to login with your Newcastle University Username and Password.

I've logged into The Economist, how do I search?

          

 

          

 

 

Are there any advanced search options?

In The Economist Archive you can use the advanced search:

  • By section
  • By date
  • By article title
  • By author
  • Limit by illustration type

Displaying articles, saving, printing, emailing

Additional features on The Economist Archive

You can register for a free account on the Gale platform. This will allow you to:

  • Carry over from one session to the next
  • Save marked items
  • Save search queries

You will also be able to save personal notes and comments in a notepad window.

Further help for The Economist

This help sheet is a very brief overview of how to get started with accessing our different subscriptions for The Economist. Once logged into the platform please see the help section which has some good hints and tips.

Further information is also available on their social media accounts:

The Economist on Twitter

The Economist Library Help Leaflet