National Geographic Archives 1888-2015

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About National Geographic Archives 1888-2015

The National Geographic Archive, part of the National Geographic Virtual Library, is an online database housing magazine issues, images, and maps produced by National Geographic from 1888 to 2015. It is searchable for report research and browsable for general interest.

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  • The complete run of National Geographic magazine from 1888 to 2015 with over 7,400 feature articles with images, 686 magazine covers, and 560 map supplements.
  • Visual interface providing intuitive point-and-click access to magazines and images.
  • Searchable or browsable by issue.
  • Attractive 2-page display creating a highly readable experience.
  • Image search and term frequency tools.
  • A listen-along feature is available on every issue for improved accessibility.

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  • Mobile devices
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