The Economist

The Economist is a weekly magazine-format newspaper with a primary focus on world events, politics and business.

The University of Sheffield's online subscription covers unlimited access to all articles at, including blog content updated throughout the week, and the online version of the full weekly print edition from July 1997 to the present. Our subscription does not include the app editions.

Searching for Articles in The Economist

Links to Economist articles found in StarPlus will bring you to this landing page rather than directly to the article. This is because The Economist doesn't support the article-level linking technology. Once on The Economist website, the best  way to find an article is to go to 'Weekly edition' (top menu), then 'Browse all editions', and then use the information in the StarPlus record (or the original source) to find the year, date, volume, issue number etc. to get to the article you need.

If you are interested in pre-1997 or historical content, we also subscribe to the Gale database, The Economist Historical Archive.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to The Economist website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary. You do not need to subscribe or register individually to use our institutional subscription - any subscription information you see at is intended for personal subscribers and can be ignored.


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