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Market Research & Entrepreneurship: FT.com

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Financial Times: FT.com Campus-wide Access


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Financial Times is a leading international newspaper that is well-known for its world business, politics and economics news, as well as its data visualizations. Read more about its journalistic standards and Editorial Code here.

Current UC San Diego students, faculty, and staff may now create a free personal account to access the Financial Times via the publisher's direct platforms.

FT.com/UCSD: Authenticate Here To Begin Creating Your FT.com Account

(Enter your active UCSD email address; please use a different password than your AD login one, for data security. Successful authentication will lead to the actual FT.com user account registration site.)

Note: we plan to changeover to SSO authentication for all users in January 2023.This link opens in a new wind This link opens

TERMS OF USE: Each FT.com account holder will be governed by the Copyright Policy, which is periodically updated by the publisher. Refer to that document for permitted and restricted uses.

Special Features & Get Started Hints


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Discover the ePaper edition.

Find newsletters and Special Reports.

Pick topics to create a personal news feed in myFT

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Higher Ed Materials

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Need help?
  • Technical assistance: customer.support@ft.com
  • Content-related questions: higher.education@ft.com

The ePaper & How to Get Financial Times Articles

The FT.com platform carries current and past years of articles content. What's not on the FT.com website are available in our other subscribed databases. Here's where:

  • The ePaper is the digital reproduction of today's print edition newspaper
  • Archived ePaper coverage includes:
    • US & UK editions, 2005-
    • European edition, 2006-
    • Asian edition, 2009-
    • Middle East edition, 2010-
Where else can you get Financial Times content?

You have a few choices now, since our FT.com subscription enables access to Financial Times in Factiva and Nexis Uni (as well as via Bloomberg terminals, a package which is limited to access by the Master of Finance Program within the Rady School of Management). Links below.

Which one should you use?

Choose based on your research need. The native FT.com interface is great, but these interfaces have bonus features that help researchers, such as covering broader contents, and enhanced search engine features that can allow for more complex searches. See descriptions below to help you pick..

Switching Your Account

Do you already have a paid FT.com account? Contact customer.support@ft.com and copy Carolina Mussi (carolina.mussi at ft.com)

Account Policies

The Copyright Policy governs your terms of use, i.e., how you can use and share content. Highlights:
  • Access is for current students, faculty and staff of UC San Diego
  • You must use your @ucsd.edu email address to register
  • You may not share your account with anyone else
  • You may only share content as permitted by the tools embedded in the FT.com site
    • NO ARTICLE FULL-TEXTS may be uploaded to, or posted in, Canvas.
    • FT.com resources are intended for your personal, educational use. Commercial use is not permitted.
    • No sharing content with non-UC San Diego people for a fee
  • Tips for Canvas and/or working in teams:
    • You MAY POST A LINK in Canvas, but not the full-text content. Using the link means everyone signs in to read with their own FT.com account.
      • To get the link, use the article's Share button and select the "FT Subscribers Only" link (preferred), or use the link in the address bar
      • The content may differ slightly between FT.com and e-paper edition of the same article
  • FT content is provided for general information or entertainment purposes, and should not be taken as a recommendation, endorsement or advice, and should not be relied upon for making decisions for purchasing, investments, sales, etc. FT recommends that you always should use appropriate other advice before making any such decisions.
NOTE: The Library reserves the right to deactivate user accounts, if they are not complying with copyright terms. If you have ANY questions about copyright or educational use, please contact Adele Barsh, who will help you. (abarsh at ucsd.edu).

Privacy Policy - When you create a FT.com account, your personal information is subject to use by publisher as described in their privacy policy.
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Cyber Security Statement
Accessibility - all pages on the FT.com site are accredited accessible, conforming to level AA of the WCAG 2.1 guidelines, as verified by the Digital Accessibility Centre.This site was tested and found to be accessible to people using keyboard-only control, screen reader access on desktop and mobile, screen magnification and high-contrast mode. Some of the sub-domains are undergoing improvements. Video content includes closed captioning (with the caveat that videos older than 2016 may not all be captioned). FT is trialing a 3rd party tool for transcripts on podcasts. FT has a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template document in place spelling out its plan and progress to meeting accessibility standards.

News Feed - Preview of Recent Articles

A note for users of text readers: each graphic in the feed below is the lead photo from the news story. Currently, this feed reader does not provide the alt text, but once you click the article title, the FT.com site does include photo alt text.


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