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Current News

This guide offers a starting point in finding current news publications via the Bentley Library. Includes U.S. news, international news, and more. Includes directions on how to register for Bloomberg, Economist, FT, NYT, and WSJ accounts.

The Economist

The Economist logo

Current Bentley University students, faculty and staff members have free access to the Economist website. Users can also use their mobile devices to access The Economist.

The Economist provides global reporting and analysis on economics, business, geopolitics, technology, and culture. Briefings, Special Reports and over 20 years of archived back issues are also available. Note: Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) data is not included in this subscription.

How to Get Started

  • Go to
  • You will be brought to the homepage. Click the Log In option. 
  • Enter your full Bentley email address. No unique password is required.  Allow the website time to recognize your email address.
  • The Economist uses SSO authentication to recognize Bentley users:
    • If you are already logged in to another Bentley app in your browser (i.e. Brightspace, Office365, etc.), you will be automatically logged in and can begin browsing the site.
    • If you are not logged in, you will be brought to a Bentley Sign In Screen. Proceed to log in as you do for other Bentley applications with your Bentley email address and network password. Note: You will need to have your phone or other device available to authenticate via Microsoft Authenticator (two-factor authentication) when off-campus.
  • You will receive a welcome email from The Economist after you successfully sign in for the first time.

Enjoy your access! 

Mobile App

The Economist app is available for iOS and Android. To download the free app, visit

Important: Permitted Uses

All users are responsible for adhering to The Economist Terms of Use and permitted uses as described on their website:


Why can’t I log in?

Make sure that you are entering your full Bentley University email address when logging in. Other potential causes may be:

  • You are no longer affiliated with Bentley University. Our agreement with The Economist only covers current Bentley students, faculty, and staff using a valid, active Bentley email address.
  • A bad cookie may have been saved in your regular browser from a previous session. Try logging into The Economist in another browser or use a private/incognito window. If you are able to log in there, it is a bad cookie and we recommend clearing your browser. If you are still having trouble, please report the issue to the Reference Desk.

Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

Your browser cache or history may have cleared itself. Go to and log back in.

Where else can I get The Economist? Is there an easier place I can search past issues?

The website subscription allows access to breaking news as well as blogs and other online content not included in the Bentley Library databases while the databases allow more powerful searching capabilities.

Students, staff and faculty who wish to use The Economist for research might find searching in our databases useful:

The Bentley Library also offers print issues of The Economist which can be read in the library.

Reference & Research Help Summer 2024

Reference & Research Help Contact Information
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Research Consultations: Research Help by Appointment

Research Consultations are scheduled one-on-one meetings with a reference librarian. You can also schedule these consultations for a small group. Consultations usually last 30 minutes and take place during Reference Librarian Hours as listed above. 48 hours advanced notice required.

Research Guides

Research Guides are resources created by Bentley Librarians to guide you through research. These guides will contain a map of best bet resources of where to find information and search tips to make the research process easier. A research guide may include a list of relevant databases to search in, suggested search terms, recommended book titles, lists of websites, and more. Browse our list of Research Guides to see if one has been created for your class, a subject area, or a topic you are researching.

Frequently Asked Questions

Bentley Librarians keep a database of some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (and answers!) by the Bentley Community. Browse our FAQs to see if your question has already been answered!