Free Online Access to Historical Science Papers

The oldest scientific publisher in the world, the Royal Society, has made over 60,000 papers available for free online access. They date anywhere from 1665 up until 1941, and include papers by Darwin, Newton, and Franklin, to name a few. If you want to see how science was done back in the day, this is probably a great portal to do so; these are the oldest peer-reviewed science articles in history. 

Here‘s the announcement from the Royal Society, here are some examples of interesting finds by the BBC, and here‘s the searchable archive itself. Go nuts, time traveler!


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