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Off Campus Access to EIU: Getting Started

EIU Reports - Off Campus Access

We are currently experiencing temporary technical issues with the Economist Intelligence Unit. To access EIU from off campus you will need to use the Mozilla Firefox browser. After you log in using your NetID and password, a SECURE CONNECTION FAILED error message will appear, but you can still access the database by following these steps.

1. From the Secure Connection Failed screen, click on the link Or you can add an exception
2. Click Add exception
3. Click Get Certificate and then Click Confirm Security Exception

This should send take you to EIU and authenticate you as a Northwestern user. You can tell that you are authenticated because it will say: Welcome Northwestern University Library users near the top of the EIU main page. You should only need to go through this process once if you are using the same computer and browser.

If you are still encountering problems accessing this database, please contact the Reference Department at

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Database of international business intelligence prepared by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Search by country, by title of publication, or by words or phrases within the documents. Includes the following publications: Business Africa, Business Asia, Business China, Business Eastern Europe, Business Europe, Business India, Business Latin America, Business Middle East, Business Russia, Country Commerce, Country Finance, Country Monitor, European Policy Analyst. Also includes Country Reports for African countries.