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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 Financial Times

Financial Times Corporate Logo

Current Bentley University students, faculty and staff members have free access to the Financial Times website. The Bentley Library has a subscription that gives members of the Bentley community full access to the content on the website. Users can also use their mobile devices to access the Financial Times.

How to Get Started

Register for an Account:

  • Go to
  • You will be brought to the homepage. Click the Sign In option. Enter your Bentley email address. 
  • You will see the following screen:

Financial Times Bentley Sign In Screen

  • Click the "SSO Sign in" button to continue.
  • 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: Two-Factor Authentication is enabled. You may need to have your phone or other device available to authenticate via Microsoft Authenticator.
  • Complete the Financial Times account creation form with your information. You may be asked to set a password for your Financial Times account on this screen which you can use when logging in to the next time. For security reasons, we recommend using a password separate from your Bentley password.
  • You will see a confirmation screen if you have registered successfully. 

Enjoy your access! 

Mobile Apps

Financial Times apps are available for iOS and Android. To download the free apps, visit

Setting up FT Topics and Alerts

FT Topics allow you to automatically organize news relevant to your interests and research and to receive Alerts based on those Topics.

Learn more about selecting topics and setting up alerts:

Important: Copyright Notice & Permitted Uses

All users are responsible for adhering to the Financial Times Copyright Policy and permitted uses as described on their website:


Why can’t I log in?

You must create your account using your Bentley University email address. If you have created an account with a non-Bentley email, your account may have been suspended.

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 Financial Times? 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 Financial Times for research should access the paper via the following database:

Need help?

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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!