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Database Help: Scientific American (


Provides access to the entire editorial contents of Scientific American magazine including special issues such as Scientific American Mind and Scientific American Presents.

Coverage: 1845-Present

Full Text

All full text from 1993 - present.

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Search Tips

  • Enclose terms in quotation marks to search for exact phrases: mobile devices.
  • Use an asterisk (*) at the end of the root of a word to find all variants: robot* will find robot, robots, robotic, etc.
  • Connect search terms with AND: “mobile devices” AND robot*.
  • Click on Archive in the left margin of the main page to browse issues by date.

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