More than one million pages of archived chemistry news is now available online to UK's universities thanks to a project announced by the Royal Society of Chemistry and JISC, the Joint Information Systems Committee.

For £50, students and researchers can access fully searchable articles dating back to 1841, many of which cover the most significant discoveries in the history of chemistry.

Full access to the RSC archives would previously have cost each universities £25,000, but the licence agreed between JISC and the RSC means that institutions can access content through the RSC site for a small charge and can also host the archive on their own network.

JISC provides IT guidance and support for the UK's higher education community. In June this year, JISC announced a new project with the British Library that will establish a digital archive of nearly two million 19th century newspaper pages.

More news from dotJournalism:
Who wants yesterday's papers?
Archive and kicking

See also:

Free daily newsletter

If you like our news and feature articles, you can sign up to receive our free daily (Mon-Fri) email newsletter (mobile friendly).