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Waidner-Spahr Library

Special Access Instructions for eBooks & Online Newspapers:

A guide providing special instructions for accessing ebooks and specific journals. Registration

Starting May 22, 2023 individual accounts will be required to access the through the library.  Users will be required to re-verify their Dickinson email address every 6 months.  

Follow these steps to set up an individual account.  This will provide access to the subscription and premium content provided through the Library.

Step 1 Register on The Economist website: 
using your Dickinson email address

Step 2 You will receive a verification email titled “You’ve been given an Economist subscription” from, where you can verify your email address

Step 3 You will be returned to and will have full access to enjoy the subscription provided by the Waidner-Spahr Library. special features

After setting up your individual account, you may take advantage of these features and content included with the library subscription:

  • The World Ahead 
  • 1843 Magazine
  • Briefings and special reports
  • Data journalism (Daily Chart in the "Home" section, Graphic Detail in the "Weekly" section)
  • Podcasts and audio versions of stories
  • Newsletters (select by setting your preferences at '')
  • Live digital events
  • "The Economist" app is available for iOS (App Store) or Android (Google Play). After downloading the app, login to the app through "settings"

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