The Economist Historical Archive

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The Economist Historical Archive delivers complete searchable copies of historic issues of The Economist magazine. Full-color images, multiple search indexes, and the facility to browse each and every issue - all combine to offer a unique primary source covering the 19th and 20th centuries.


Available through Gale platform.

User tools and features

Full text searching, fuzzy searching, search term highlighting in page image, view article, view page, and browse issue are available search methods.

Dates covered



The Economist magazine.

Type of coverage

Full image of each article, on the page on which it originally appeared is presented, as well as a readable full-image of each article including any related photographs not restricted by copyright.

Print counterpart or
related resources

The Economist magazine.

Producer/content provider

Gale Cengage Learning

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Gale Cengage Learning