For the next two months The Royal Society will make available the complete archive of its scientific journals online. The text is fully searchable. It's truly a gift for those who might otherwise not have access to these precious materials:
The archive contains seminal research papers including accounts of Michael Faraday's groundbreaking series of electrical experiments, Isaac Newton's invention of the reflecting telescope, and the first research paper published by Stephen Hawking.
The Society's online collection, which until now only extended back to 1997, contains every paper published in the Royal Society journals from the first ever peer-reviewed scientific journal, Philosophical Transactions in 1665, to the most recent addition, Interface.
This is an opportunity to view the dawn of modern science.