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Weekly News Digest

November 3, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Scientific American Archive Digitized From 1845

Nature Publishing Group announced the complete digitization of the Scientific American, the longest continually published magazine in the U.S. The archive, extending from Vol. 1, Issue 1, is available at The last segment of the digitized archive encompassed the inaugural issue in August 1845 through December 1909. To celebrate the completion of the archive, the 1845–1909 archive collection will be free to all to access from Nov. 1–30, 2011. 

The 1845–1909 collection chronicles major inventions, including the inventions of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876 and the incandescent light bulb by Thomas Edison in 1879. Other highlights include coverage of New York City’s first subway in 1870, a special issue in 1899 dedicated to bicycles and automobiles, and Wilbur Wright’s completion of a 3-mile flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C. In all, the 1845–1909 collection contains more than 75,000 articles.

Site license access to Scientific American’s 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)
  • January 1993–December 2005 (approximately 4,600 articles)

Collections contain content from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind, beginning with its premier issue in December 2004/January 2005, 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 archive online. The archive is searchable by keyword, author, article title, or DOI for refined results. Alternatively, users can also browse by year and issue.  

Source: Nature Publishing Group 

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