News from the Library: "Nature" is accessible to the CERN community from 1869!

The Library's paper collection of Nature predates the creation of CERN, starting in 1951. Its online collection of the journal dates back to 1869.



These historical articles - On a new kind of raysArtificial production of fast protonsPossible existence of a neutronThe Neutrino - have one thing in common: they were all published in Nature. Now, there is something else to them: they are all accessible online to the CERN community.

The Library's paper collection to Nature dates back to 1951, and more than 60 years on, we are finally able to provide access to the complete collection of this key journal, starting from volume 1 (dated from 1869). 

Please feel free to explore and enjoy!

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