Stay up-to-date with The FT.com 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.

The FT.com

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 FT.com:

Step 1: Go to www.ft.com 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 Economist.com includes access to the current print edition online and previous editions going back to 1997.

The Economist

Access The Economist.com 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@city.ac.uk.

 

 

 

The Annual Register: a record of world events

The Annual Register is a year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758.

From 1758 to 1789, Edmund Burke was the editor and main contributor to this publication.  The Annual Register, as well as being a record of events, used to include reviews of important books, reproduction of state papers, historical sketches, poetry and observations on natural history.

After 1775, the history section of the Annual Register increased significantly and became the main focus of the publication.  In the 1920s, the content of the Annual Register changed to the format that it is still used today, opening with the history of Britain, followed by a section on foreign history, then chronicles of events, a brief retrospective of the year’s cultural and economic developments, and obituaries of esteemed people who died in the year.

City, University of London Library provides access to the online version of the Annual Register, which includes each volume published since 1758.

Screenshot of Annual Register published in 1946

 

The Annual Register is a valuable source of information for History, International Politics and Journalism students.

You can browse the different volumes of the publication, check the table of content and open the PDF of the relevant chapter.  Alternatively enter your keywords to retrieve all the documents, included in the Annual Register, that focus on the topic of your research.

Annual Register - basic search page

 

 

Introducing World-Check Country Risk Ranking

The database World-Check Country Risk Ranking from Thomson Reuters is now available for use inside the library.

What does it do?

World-Check Country Risk Ranking provides a current ranking of countries based on political, economic and criminal factors from hundreds of independent sources and international organisations, including the World Bank, Financial Action Task Force, OECD and World Economic Forum.

World-Check Country Risk Ranking screenshot
World-Check Country Risk Ranking screenshot

Risk factors include:
• Type of governance
• Political stability
• Armed conflict
• Human Rights
• GDP
• Debt
• Credit Sovereign Ratings
• Fraud
• Human trafficking
• Corruption

World-Check Country Ranking risk factors breakdown
World-Check Country Ranking risk factors breakdown

Ranking is updated when new source material is published. Ratings are transparent and linked directly to their sources.

World-Check Country Risk Ranking risk factors
Political factors

 

How can we get access it?

World-Check Country Risk Ranking can be accessed on networked computers at Northampton Square Library or Cass Learning Resource Centre. Users should ask at the helpdesk to get access. Please note only one user at a time can access it at each site.
Questions about World-Check Country Risk Ranking can be directed to Samantha Halford (samantha.halford.1@city.ac.uk) or Catie Tuttle (catie.tuttle.1@city.ac.uk).