National Geographic Magazine

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Featuring the complete archive of the magazine from 1888 to present day, the People, Animals, and the World module, and full access to NG Kids.

Do you want to read National Geographic? Maybe you picked it up a long time ago and are looking for that article that you read. All issues of National Geographic are available through the Newport Beach Library with the National Geographic Magazine archive at your fingertips. 

With a simple keyword search like “Yosemite” you will find photos, articles, and even books on a wide range of subjects. National Geographic includes photo essays, storied journeys, adventures to far away lands, survival tips, culture from around the globe, perilous passages across land and sea, profiles of fascinating animal species, glimpses into the past, present and future of our planet, and much more.

Want to go on journey that's always enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating? It all starts with National Geographic Virtual Library. Access every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of National Geographic books, maps, images and videos.

Explore History through a New Lens

This comprehensive collection includes National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994, National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current, National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, and National Geographic Kids.

From its founding in 1888, the National Geographic Society has grown into an organization synonymous with exploration, photography, maps, and rethinking the world as we know it. From the iconic National Geographic magazine to the popular National Geographic Traveler and National Geographic History magazines, there’s simply no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library will bring to your library.

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