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Scientific American's online archive

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Scientific American’s online archive is now available for institutional customers. The archive contains the complete collection of the magazine from May 1948 to December 2005.

Containing over 650 issues and more than 20,000 articles, the Scientific American online archive offers an insight into social and scientific trends throughout this period. Online users can search through every issue of Scientific American back to May 1948.

Site licence access to the online archive can be purchased as two collections: Scientific American archive: 1948-1992 (528 issues and approximately 15,640 articles) and Scientific American archive: 1993-2005 (156 issues and approximately 4,680 articles). The articles are available as PDFs.