The Wayback Machine
The Wayback Machine
Indexes more than 829 billion web pages for easy historical reference. Offers APIs, extensions, apps, and a subscription service.
The Wayback Machine, an initiative of the Internet Archive, is a comprehensive digital library that archives and indexes over 829 billion web pages saved over time. This invaluable tool allows users to search for specific information across a vast collection of digital content, including books, videos, audio files, software, and images. With a range of tools available such as the Wayback Machine Availability API, browser extensions, and mobile apps for iOS and Android devices, users can easily access archived web pages and capture them for future reference. The Wayback Machine also offers a subscription service called Archive-It, which enables users to build, manage, and search collections of digital content without any technical expertise or hosting facilities. This service is particularly useful for researchers, historians, and anyone in need of trusted citations for their work. Notable collections include End Of Term (US Gov) archives for different years, archived pages from popular websites like badoo.com, gawker.com, and time.com, as well as specific collections like Donald Trump's tweets and Russian Independent Media. The Wayback Machine is a powerful and indispensable resource for anyone seeking to explore the vast history and evolution of the internet.