Stay up-to-date with The and The Economist

Do want to keep up with the news but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in politics, business or international relations? Then City Library can help you! You can access the best in international news, analysis and comment from our subscriptions to the Financial Times (FT) and The Economist.


Every student at City gets their very own FT account, which gives access to the entire site, including apps for phones and tablets, up-to-date news and information and all the FT’s articles. All you need to do is register. Don’t worry if you’re not interested in finance – the FT also includes commentary on politics, economics and the arts.

Financial Times

Registering for the

Step 1: Go to and select Sign In

Step 2: Enter your City email address and select Next

Step 3: Select SSO Sign in and enter City username and password e.g. abcd123

Step 4: Complete the registration form. Make sure you use your City email address. Accept the terms and conditions and select continue.

Step 5: You will receive an email at your City account from the FT. To complete setting up your account, you need to set up a password. Follow the prompt in the email to do this.


The Economist

The Economist’s primary focus is world events, politics and business, but it also runs regular sections on science and technology, as well as books and the arts.  City Library’s subscription to The includes access to the current print edition online and previous editions going back to 1997.

The Economist

Access The via the Databases A-Z list. Once on the webpage ignore any links asking you to log in or subscribe – you have access to the full site courtesy of City Library!

If you have any questions about either the FT or The Economist you can contact




Library Staff Love #12: Drama Online

Here at CityLibrary we love drama. Not in a soap opera style showdown-in-the-Staff-Room kind of way, that never happens- no cups of tea have even been spilled in a fit of pique.

No, by drama I mean proper drama- plays, playwrights, the RSC, the Almeida; texts, criticism, performance and review. Only the other day one of my colleagues mentioned she had tickets to see Glenda Jackson as King Lear, which sparked a conversation about the wonders of live theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and seeing Angela Lansbury live on Broadway.

Drama Online

A love of drama is what led to this month’s Library Staff Love feature, as suggested by one of our Subject Librarians Catherine, who herself is no stranger to treading the boards.

Catherine’s pick this month is Drama Online and here’s why:

“It’s such a great resource to find plays and scenes for performance/rehearsals/workshops. It’s fairly easy to use and allows you to specify the genre and cast size or you can browse through the plays or playwrights and find works that way. Some plays / productions have a video recording you can watch (Shakespeare – Globe on Screen – is my fave!) if you prefer a bit of an escape from reading.”

As Catherine suggests, as well as a vast and ever expanding collection of texts, Drama Online also features multimedia content too. So whether you’re looking for inspiration, materials for your Arts research, or merely interested in learning more about your favourite works, access to Drama Online is just an IT Username and Password away.

(Thanks for your recommendation Catherine!)