The Economist Historical Archive 1843-2014

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The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2014. 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

From the beginning of publication of The Economist (1843), up to four years ago.  An additional year of coverage is added annually.

Updating frequency



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