March 24, 2008

Time's Free Digital Archive

I was searching with Google last night and was incredibly surprised to see an old article from Time Magazine dated 1956 pop into my results list. My first thought was, "Whoa! How did you get onto the free web?" But after a quick trip to's archives, I realized that the magazine had very graciously opened their once subscriber-only archives to the general public!

You are able to perform a full-text search and narrow the results by date:

Or browse by issue by clicking on the "Covers" tab or on the link, "See all covers."

Wonderful! Thank you, Time Magazine!

FYI: Ebsco Host's Academic Search Premier holds Time's full-text articles from 1990 to present and abstracts from 1984 onwards.