An easier way to navigate?
Make it work similarly to microfiche. Scroll horizontally to navigate between columns of articles, each column a different subject. Scroll vertically to navigate between articles within a given subject. Zoom in (click) on an article to see all of it.
The “one-page” website, where you move (scroll) from “page” to “page” on the same page by clicking, is very popular nowadays. These are all done by scrolling vertically, and sometimes it takes long and looks disorienting.
Have this mechanism working both vertically and horizontally. This way you can minimize long scrolling.