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Additional access to The Atlantic through UW Libraries:

  • Access to The Atlantic also includes The Atlantic Archive going back to 1857.

    • Open up the hamburger menu in the upper left and choose "Explore The Atlantic Archive." You can then use keywords to search for articles on a topic or by a specific author. Scroll down further on the page to browse by issues (choose "All Issues" and then select a decade).

    • Once in an issue, you can read specific articles. Once in an article there is also an option to view the story as a pdf facsimile.

  • The Atlantic from 1993 to current is also available in text-only format (no photos or graphics) in Access World News and Academic Search Complete. See UW Libraries Search for access.
  • 1932-1971, 1981 to current in paper format in Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Stacks at call number AP2 .A8
  • Odegaard Undergraduate Library, UW Tacoma Library, and UW Bothell CC Library have current issues.