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Bringing historic perspectives and the human story to digital life

The Smithsonian – America’s gold standard research and cultural institution, has partnered with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, to launch a series of collections from Smithsonian’s vast archives. The first is  Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive, available for the first time in a combined and fully searchable digital archive. By bringing together the full history of both of these premiere magazines, over 40 years of in-depth and expert coverage of high-demand topics and unique insights into innovation, history, science, technology, the arts, and culture are accessible in an integrated, intuitive display. This interdisciplinary, cross-curricular archive will engage users whether pursuing general topical information or developing deeper knowledge in a given subject area.

Smithsonian Magazine explores both modern and historic perspectives covering history, science, nature, the arts, travel, world culture and technology. Vibrant photos and articles take a dynamic approach in exploring modern and historic perspectives about our changing world.


Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive also features the complete run of the Smithsonian Institution’s popular and highly regarded Air & Space MagazineAir & Space Magazine encompasses every era of aviation and space exploration. With stories that range from the Wright Brothers to the design of NASA’s next lunar lander, Air & Space emphasizes the human stories as well as the technology of aviation and spaceflight.

Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive will engage students and researchers with Smithsonian Magazine’s photographs and articles on Americana and the American experience.  An excellent resource for Art History, American Literature, American Studies, and American History undergraduate programs, this resource can easily be integrated into the classroom and the syllabus as the perfect way to introduce students to reading and working with reputable primary sources. Its depth of coverage and up-to-date content takes users from the pre-antebellum lives of rural Americans to the contemporary affairs of the U.S. government.

Feature examples include:
• The assassination attempt on Teddy Roosevelt
• Secrets of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate
• Fossil poachers of the West
• The art of George Catlin
• When Dinosaurs ruled Maryland

Not just limited to the American experience, Smithsonian Magazine is a great source for those researching and traveling the world outside of the U.S. as well as an excellent repository of articles on important science and technological discoveries and advances.

Feature examples include:
• Titanoboa - the largest snake ever to live on Earth
• Exploring how the mind makes memories
• Insights into Black Holes
• The fate of the world’s remaining cheetahs
• Letters from the Hindenburg



Air & Space and Smithsonian Magazine Archive provides an excellent opportunity for students and researchers in aeronautical and aerospace engineering, military science, military history, and the history of science and technology a single location to quickly search and browse the content critical to their research. With articles, photographs, and technical specifications, Air & Space Magazine is a great tool to leverage in the classroom and on course syllabi including subjects such as the history and beginning of flight, World War I and II, Cold War Era, and 20th and 21st century aviation, military and experimental aircraft, and space discovery and exploration.

Examples include:
• Inside the International Space Station
• Strange things restorers find in old aircraft
• Biofuels in aviation
• The next generation of stealth aircraft
• Navigating in space
• The mystery of the MiG


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