Scientific American's complete archive

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The complete archive of Scientific American, back to volume 1, issue 1, is now available on Users can now access over 160 years of historic medical and technological advancements, scientific discoveries and research.

Site licence access to the online archive can be purchased as four collections: August 1845-December 1909 (approximately 75,000 articles); January 1910- December 1947 (approximately 38,300 articles); January 1948- December 1992 (approximately 15,800 articles); and January 1993- December 2005 (approximately 4,600 articles).

The articles are available as PDFs.