Through our subscriptions we have access to the early versions of The Economist and The Financial Times.
The Gale platform these are hosted on have recently implemented some new features.
If you want to search across many historic newspapers at once, we would recommend using Gale Primary Sources.
So for example if you wanted to search both the Economist and the FT Archive you now can. From the Gale Primary Sources simply ensure you have only those two resources selected and then enter your keywords in the search box
You will then see your results page contains results from both resources (if there are matches to your keywords)
There are also some new search tools, including ‘topic finder’ and ‘term frequency’. The last one allows you to track topics over time e.g. for hedge funds you can see this started to become a widely used term from around 1996 onwards.