Even if you’re not studying Business you will find a lot to interest you and support your studies in the online version, FT.com. This is available to all members of Exeter University via the Electronic Library – listed under resource type Newspapers as Financial Times (FT.com) or via the library catalogue.
You don’t need a separate login – just sign in with your Exeter username and password and set up a free account using your Exeter email address and your own password. If you have problems getting into the online version use either of the links above to get back into contact.
FT.com has all the articles and other information published in the print version since 2004, but it also has a lot more content which can be found on the toolbar under the Financial Times header. Videos are produced daily on news topics in business and politics; Special reports include other topics like the recent report on Combating rare diseases; the In depth section is a useful way of tracking recent subjects of major interest, like the refugee crisis in Europe.
You can read the FT online via your PC, laptop and most mobile devices. For more details see the section on FT.com in our ELE Business module.
The Financial Times is a major source of information, not only for business students but also for a wide range of other subject areas.
All Exeter University staff and students have access to the online version, FT.com. The FT publishes in depth coverage of UK and international business, finance, economic and political news. It also contains comment and analysis from leading journalists and insight into management trends and new developments. It contains the full content of all information published in the Financial Times since 2004. If you want to research earlier years, use The Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888-2007, a complete searchable facsimile of the printed edition.
Getting started Go to the Electronic Library and select Law or Business under subject or Newspapers under resource type and find FT.com in the A-Z listing. Log in with your University of Exeter username and password
The first time you use FT.Com you will need to Register.
Click on Sign up
Enter your University email address and select the option “No,I am a new user. “
Click on Continue.
Fill in the form on the next screen and tick the box to agree to the terms and conditions, then click on Continue.
You will get a confirmation that you have successfully registered.
Click on Browse FT.com to go back to the search screen
You will need to sign in with your email address and the password you have just created whenever you use FT.com. If you use the link from the Electronic Library or the library catalogue you will have direct access. You can set up shortcuts but if these stop working try clearing cookies.
Searching and browsing You can search for articles by using the box in the top right of the home page or browse the latest news in UK and international business from the different categories displayed on the banners at the top of the screen. Run your mouse over a heading to browse different sectors, geographies and companies. Some of the most important sections are listed below:
Companies Coverage includes performance of individual companies, their management teams, shareholders and financial plans.
Markets The FT provides global news coverage of the financial markets covering equities (by region), currencies, capital markets and commodities. Commentary and analysis is delivered throughout the day.
Lex is a premium daily commentary service from the Financial Times. It includes blogs and videos.
Special Reports The Financial Times produces over 20 special reports each month, reporting on the issues, trends and events affecting different countries and industries.
FT epaper is an exact digital replica of the printed newspaper – available from 6am London time in 5 separate editions: UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Middle East. You can also use the archive versions to search across previous editions.
Portfolio Keep track of the performance of your investments, or companies you’re interested in, by using the FT.com portfolio tool. It’s a good way of graphically showing relevant news stories and how they relate to the companies or investments you’re monitoring. You can also chart portfolio holdings against different benchmarks and create alerts.
Press cuttings Subscribers often want to be informed about news articles when they appear in the FT newspaper. With FT Press Cuttings, you can search and view pdfs of news articles as they appeared in the FT newspaper. You can also set up alerts and send links or full text articles to colleagues or clients. To find articles from the print edition go to Search print editions and select Advanced search to find a specific article.
Tools Go to the Tools menu to set up clippings lists or to register for briefings or alerts
Henry Stewart Talks publish audio visual presentations by leading world experts – advanced content in a user friendly format. Subjects covered include biomedicine, life sciences, management, marketing, finance, advertising and many more topics.
The Business & Management Collection includes over 850 talks from recognised experts around the world. New lectures and business case studies are constantly updated. The latest additions include a range of studies on consultancy.
All University of Exeter members have full access to both collections and will have automatic access on-campus. For off-campus access you should check the details on the Electronic Library (resource type Audio-visual resources) and enter the username and password given.