Online archive will satisfy your inner explorer

Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013, 9:01 am

National Geographic, the premier publication of global discovery and exploration for more than a century, is now available for you to discover and explore online; all you need is a library card.

All of the magazine's original content, dating back to 1888, has been preserved in the National Geographic Magazine Archive, including their distinctive mix of travel stories, in-depth features and breathtaking photography as well as map supplements and even advertisements. The in-browser reader (which can be expanded to full-screen) recreates the experience of reading the print magazine.

Students and educators will find authoritative and unbiased content covering science, nature and all human cultures and addressing the complex issues of our past, present and future.

The general reader will find all the great stories in their original form, including Jane Goodall's work with chimpanzees (August 1963, Vol. 124, Issue 2); Robert Ballard's discovery of the wreck of the Titanic (December 1986, Vol. 170, Issue 6); the Human Genome Project (February 2007, Vol. 211, Issue 2); and the iconic cover photo of an Afghan refugee, an anonymous young girl whose haunting stare mesmerized the world (June 1985, Vol. 167, Issue 6) and the photographer's arduous journey to track down his subject 17 years later and tell her story (April 2002, Vol. 201, Issue 4).

Virtually all National Geographic Magazine Archive content is searchable. You can print pages, create your own account, bookmark favorite articles, add personal tags and create citations. You can also create graphs that chart the occurrence of words and phrases (for example, "aborigines" or "global warming") over a selected time frame.

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