Many archived articles from past Sports Illustrated issues are available on the Vault page of the Sports Illustrated website. As the only site that offers officially archived articles, the Sports Illustrated Vault provides these articles for free, even without a proven Sports Illustrated subscription.
Users of the Sports Illustrated Vault can find individual articles and covers or entire issues of Sports Illustrated dating back to August 1954. Users can also browse articles by author. As of December 2015, the Sports Illustrated Vault is in its beta phase, which means that site administrators are still testing and actively resolving issues before the service's final release.