Trial access to Exact Editions

Trial access is now available to the magazine titles published by Exact Editions which comprise the entirety of the back issues online.  Access is available until 11 October 2017 at the following URL:

Mobile users can also download the ‘Exactly’ app on an iOS or Android device from the relevant app store, and instantly access every title.

Some of the titles Exact Editions features are described below.  They are quite mixed in terms of communities of interest, and range from the creative arts industries to contemporary politics and business, so please inform your users as you think appropriate.  A full list of the titles accessible in this trial can be examined in this sheet.

Please tell us about your impressions of this resource/the title(s) by writing to  Your feedback will inform whether or not we take this resource any further forward.  Thank you

Dazed & Confused

 A trailblazer for emerging talent, and proudly independent, Dazed & Confused magazine aims to set the cultural agenda, both on and offline. Founded by Jefferson Hack and Rankin in 1991, Dazed is celebrating its 20th year of publication and has made its entire archive of back issues available for digital subscribers. The independent British fashion, culture and arts magazine has a strong global reputation for its ground-breaking and trendsetting editorial and its support of new generations of fashion, art, literature, photography and music talent.


Established in 1935, Geographical is the official magazine of the Royal Geographical Society and one of the leading magazines in its field.

Readers can use the magazine to:

  • Keep up to date with the world, its people and its places through our news pages and topical features on nature and conservation.
  • Explore far-flung cities, towns and villages. Meet their inhabitants and immerse yourself in their culture.
  • Discover weird and wonderful wildlife. Learn more of the world around you through insightful features and stunning photography.


 Gramophone has been the world’s leading authority on classical music since 1923. With 13 issues a year every edition will enrich your classical music pleasure with in-depth articles on established and new artists from across the globe. Each issue includes over 160 reviews of the latest CDs, DVDs, books and downloads plus a wide range of fascinating articles and features written by our globally acclaimed expert writers. The entire 90 year archive is available to all digital subscribers.

Jazzwise Magazine

Over the last ten years Jazzwise has become the biggest-selling jazz magazine in Britain. With agenda-setting news and comment, a comprehensive gig guide, in-depth features, exclusive interviews and over 100 CDs, books and DVDs reviewed in each issue it’s become widely acknowledged as the monthly music bible for serious music fans.

Le Monde Diplomatique (English Edition)

 Le Monde Diplomatique (just LMD or the Diplo to its many readers) is a famous voice in world journalism, published in 30 languages. It offers in-depth analysis of current affairs and intelligent firsthand reporting. The monthly English edition is a concise version of the French parent edition. It is distributed in digital form by Exact Editions.

New African

 Every month over 220,000 people read New African to keep abreast with the affairs from the continent. Published continuously since 1966, the English language monthly has consistently brought an African point of view to international news. It is the essential magazine for government officials, businessmen, professionals and Africa-watchers. New African is distributed in over 100 countries, and consulted whenever Africa is mentioned. It is the leading commentator on African affairs and Africa’s best-selling magazine. The backfile is available from 1977 onwards.

New Internationalist

New Internationalist tackles today’s most challenging global issues, confronts inequality and injustice and reports on positive changes happening around the world. Well-known for writing about topics – such as the failures and injustices of the global economic system – before they reach the wider media, it is an essential read for those who want to explore progressive and alternative approaches. An established leader of independent media since 1973, New Internationalist is written for their readers and funded by them.

Opera Magazine

 Described as “the bible of the industry” (The Daily Telegraph), Opera has been the world’s leading commentator on the lyric stage for over 60 years.  Founded in 1950 by the late Lord Harewood, they continue to provide unrivalled coverage of events through a mixture of reviews (live performances, recordings, books, CDs and DVDs), features and analysis, plus listings of all major opera houses and events worldwide. Their long-standing editors – Harold Rosenthal, Rodney Milnes and, since 2000, John Allison – have ensured continuity and their editorial board is made up of the most distinguished opera critics from Britain’s national newspapers. Though London-based, they have a network of international correspondents, covering performances from every corner of the globe.

Prospect Magazine

 Prospect has acquired a reputation as the most intelligent magazine of current affairs and cultural debate in Britain. Both challenging and entertaining, the magazine seeks to make complex ideas accessible and enjoyable by commissioning the best writers, editing them vigorously and packaging their work in a well designed and illustrated monthly.

Resurgent & Ecologist

 In Resurgence & Ecologist you’ll find positive, informed and original perspectives on environmental issues, engaged activism, philosophy, arts and ethical living. Plus, an extensive book review section, green living, poetry, images and contemporary design. With an intriguing mix of ideas, insights and commentary on environmental issues that can’t be found anywhere else, Resurgence & Ecologist is a magazine not to be missed. Digital subscribers receive access to the entire archive of issues dating back to July 1970.

Selvedge Magazine

Selvedge magazine offers textile photography, unparalleled design and peerless writing. Directed towards an international audience, Selvedge covers fine textiles in every context: fine art, interiors, fashion, travel and shopping. It is published every other month and a digital subscription includes access to the entire back issue archive.

The Tablet

 Unique in its international coverage of religion, current affairs, politics, social issues and the arts, The Tablet is a weekly Catholic journal which has been reporting on events of significance for over 170 years. Every week The Tablet provides in-depth and balanced coverage on a wide range of subjects and its contribution to topical issues is strengthened by its contributors: each issue contains the work of writers drawn from all over the world, whose names are familiar in their particular field of experience.

The Wire

The Wire is an independent, monthly music magazine covering a wide range of alternative, underground and non-mainstream music. The Wire celebrates and interrogates the most visionary and inspiring, subversive and radical, marginalised and undervalued musicians on the planet, past and present, in the realms of avant-garde rock, electronica, hip-hop, new jazz, modern composition, traditional music and beyond. Passionate, intelligent and provocative, The Wire wages war on the mundane and the mediocre. Its office is based in London, but it serves an international readership.

Subscribers through Exact Editions will be able to access every back issue since the first issue was published in the summer of 1982. This is a unique resource with over 370 issues and 25,000 pages of underground music history.


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