The online version is freely searchable at: http://hbcponline.com
which is a nice complement to the print volume.
For those interested in the history of chemistry & physics, beginning with the 94th edition, and in each succeeding edition, highlights of the achievements of renowned chemists and physicists will be included.
The 95th edition features: Galileo Galilei, James Clerk Maxwell, Marie Sklodowska Curie, and Linus Carl Pauling, who follow last year's group: Isaac Newton, Niels Bohr, Antoine Lavoisier and Dmitri Mendeleev.
The 96th edition features: Lord Kelvin, John Dalton, Michael Faraday and Robert Boyle.