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Ton Van Den Bogert
11-12-2008, 01:56 AM
This announcement came today from the Royal Society. Note that free access to
the archives ends in February so this is the time to browse.


Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator


The Royal Society Digital Journal Archive, dating back to 1665 and containing
around 65,000 articles, is completely FREE to access until 1 February 2009.

The Royal Society Digital Archive is easily the most comprehensive archive in
science. Seminal papers include Isaac Newton’s invention of the reflecting
telescope, accounts of Michael Faraday’s groundbreaking series of electrical
experiments, and the first research paper published by Stephen Hawking

The Archive provides a record of some key scientific discoveries from the last
343 years including: Halley's description of 'his comet' in 1705; details of
the double Helix of DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1954; and Edmond
Stone's breakthrough in 1763 that willow bark cured fevers, leading to the
discovery of salicylic acid and later the development of aspirin.

It also contains papers documenting the discovery of new planets, the first
descriptions of organisms through a microscope, and the first account of
photography. Early papers contain fascinating descriptions of how Captain
James Cook preserved the health of his crew aboard the HMS Endeavour and the
astonishment of 18th century Society at the performance of an eight year-old

Find out more about the Archive at http://publishing.royalsociety.org/archive
or access the Archive directly at http://journals.royalsociety.org