The Internet Archive

The internet never forgets! The Internet Archive can be used “as a trusted citation” for future references and is a valuable and powerful research tool – a digital time machine – the memory of the ephemeral internet (an electronic hippocampus).

Explore more than 343 billion web pages saved over time


The following plugin is useful for WordPress users who want to submit their site (and all external links) silently and periodically to the Internet Archive: en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/post-archival/

The official API is available under this URL: archive.org/help/wayback_api.php

archive.org/web/


Further References

Rackley, M.. (2009). Internet Archive. In Encylopedia of Library and Information Science, 3rd edition

(pp. 2966–2976)
Plain numerical DOI: 10.1081/E-ELIS3-120044284
DOI URL
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Roberts, J. R., & Drost, C. A.. (2008). Internet Archive. College & Research Libraries News

, 69(5), 286–287.

Rogers, R.. (2017). Doing Web history with the Internet Archive: screencast documentaries. Internet Histories

, 1(1–2), 160–172.
Plain numerical DOI: 10.1080/24701475.2017.1307542
DOI URL
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