National Geographic Virtual Library

Content Producer: 
National Geographic Society

From the vendor:

National Geographic and Gale have partnered to bring vast resources to digital life with National Geographic Virtual Library. Now libraries can offer access to the complete archive of National Geographic magazine — every page of every issue — along with a cross-searchable collection of books, maps, images, and videos.

This resource page is associated with the National Geographic Virtual Library consortial offer. Four separate collections are available under this offer, organized into different package options. For package breakdown and pricing information, please see the offer page for the current fiscal year (or, if none is available, please contact OCLS directly).


The product descriptions below are from the vendor. The Archive is available for purchase as well as subscription, whereas the other collections are only available for subscription. Perpetual access is subject to hosting fees.

National Geographic Magazine 1888-1994 Archive

Explore over a century of iconic images and fascinating narratives that capture the wonder of our planet and beyond.

As the official journal of the nonprofit National Geographic Society, National Geographic magazine built its reputation delivering the highest-quality photojournalism and cartography in the world.

As generations of researchers and fans will attest, the iconic monthly publication provides unparalleled, in-depth coverage of cultures, nature, science, technology, and more -- making it an essential resource for educators and students as well as general readers. Thanks to advanced digital technology, your library can now offer unlimited access to the magazine to the mid-1990s -- every article from every issue, each fully searchable through an intuitive interface.

National Geographic Magazine 1995-Current

Enjoy the second century of the iconic magazine's exploration of the people, places, and natural wonders of the planet we share.

National Geographic: People, Animals, and The World (PAW)

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World provides unlimited access to digital content that attracts, engages and informs students, educators, researchers, and general readers from National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 to the present, full-text books on travel, science & technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and peoples & cultures. Readers will also find videos, full color maps, and hundreds of National Geographic images.

National Geographic Kids

Engage young students and broaden their horizons with reputable, authoritative, age-appropriate digital content that brings them the world in a way they’ve never seen before. National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

National Geographic Kids includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images.

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 
eJournals, Full-Text, Images, Primary Source Documents