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Accessing News and Newspapers through DePauw Libraries: The Economist

This guide provides information about DePauw University's subscription access to various news outlets and how to setup your account and what content is available to students, staff and faculty at DePauw.

Welcome to the Economist

DePauw University Libraries are pleased to announce unlimited access to all features and resources of The Economist both online and through the Economist apps for all students, staff, and faculty through your email address.

Activating your Economist Subscription

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Fill out your details ensuring to use your DePauw email address, then click on 'Create account'


Note: It is not required to click the 'Yes, I agree' checkbox

Note: If you already have an Economist account linked to your DePauw Email Address, change the email on that subscription to your personal email address. Once that is done come back and start with Step 1

Step 3: On creating your account you will see the following screen

Step 4: Check you email for the verification message and click on the 'Verify email' button

Step 5: On verifying your email, you will see the following verification confirmation message, click 'Continue' to login to your account

Step 6: Use the credentials you set up to login and access your Economist account

Step 7: On login click on the 'My account' link at the top right corner, then click on the 'Manage my account' link

Step 8: Scroll down to check your subscription status to verify that your DePauw University subscription is active


Step 9: Your subscription is now active and ready for use both on and off-campus

Access includes:

  • The app and - distinctively distilled analysis
  • Digital newsletters -curated topical opinion 
  • Audio version & podcasts - immersive listening
  • The digital archive - all our content since 1997
  • Webinars and conferences - intelligent debate and informed analysis 
  • Flagship franchises - The World in and 1843 magazine

The Economist has a range of apps for both Apple and Android devices:

  • The Economist - including: The Economist Today, a handpicked daily selection of the best of our journalism; Espresso, our morning briefing; and your full weekly edition of The Economist newspaper, to read or listen to on the go. Available on iOS and Android.
  • Espresso - your daily morning news briefing from the editors of The Economist. Delivered to your smartphone before breakfast, it tells you what's on the global agenda for the coming day, summarising the latest news and highlights the most important stories of the day ahead in business, finance and politics. Available on iOS and Android.
  • The Economist World in Figures - The World in Figures app teems with indicators on 190 countries, as well as dozens of rankings ranging from birth rates and patents to Nobel prize winners and GDP. With the Factquest quiz game, a fun, data-rich reference guide for the businessperson, educator and stats geek alike. Available on iOS and Android.
  • The Economist Global Business Review (GBR) - a new bilingual app from the editors of The Economist Group. Each month, the best business, finance and technology articles from the weekly publication are selected and translated, and delivered to your mobile device with an intuitive and attractive user interface in a choice of English-Simplified Chinese or English-Traditional Chinese. Available on iOS and Android.
  • The Economist offers an audio edition of its contents through the Economist app's 'Weekly Section'
  • Download Audio edition MP3s from the website via
  • Also available through iTunes and RSS feed options