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Scientific American, May 6, 2011
Scientific American's archive years 1910-1947 now available online

Nature Publishing Group is proud to offer institutional customers the latest Scientific American archive collection for years January 1910 - December 1947 on at This collection brings together 38 years of historic advancements in science, technology and medicine. With this new archive installment, online users can now access every issue of Scientific American back to January 1910-over 100 years of content.

The 1910-1947 collection contains more than 38,300 articles and highlights significant discoveries and developments including the inventions of a blood pressure meter and fluorescent lamps.

Scientific American's online archive reveals a wealth of treasure from the magazine's history. Gems include a 1932 article called "And Now the Neutron," the 1954 article prophetically entitled "Computers in Business," the landmark 1988 single-topic issue "What Science Knows About AIDS" featuring contributors Robert C. Gallo and Luc Montagnier, the co-discoverers of HIV, and policy pieces including the 1990 Al Gore essay, "A New Initiative to Save the Planet."

Site license access to Scientific American's online archive can be purchased as three collections: Scientific American archive: 1910- 1947 (approximately 38,300 articles), Scientific American archive 1948-1992 (approximately 15,800 articles) and Scientific American archive: 1993-2005 (approximately 4,680 articles). Collections contain content from Scientific American, Scientific American Mind beginning with its premier issue in January 2004, plus all Special Issues. The articles are available as PDFs.

The Scientific American archive is an integrated part of the platform. All users can browse the online archive via The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue.

Scientific American's archive to 1948 is now available online
Site license access to Scientific American available on

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