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I am a personal subscriber to Nature. Why am I unable to access Nature articles from before January 1997?

A personal subscription to Nature includes access to the archive from January 1997 - Current.


The entire Nature archive dating back to Volume 1, Issue 1 (November 1869) is published online.


Please note: Access to the archive material prior to 1997 is available via an Institutional Site Licence or alternatively individual articles can be purchased online.


If you belong to an institution; you may recommend the archives to your librarian by clicking here and completing the online form.

All of the supplementary information for the entire archive has been posted on the website. If the supplementary information that you require is not currently available, then it is unlikely to be recovered.


Other resources may provide further information. A citation service called PubMed, which has a far more extensive archive of our journal abstracts, or alternatively The British Library.


Google Scholar may be a useful tool for locating articles and citations that are published or archived online.


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