You may remember our recommendation a while back on some cool arcade games you can play for free online. These awesome retro games, along with other cool content like books, music, movies, websites, apps, etc., can be found on Internet Archive.

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Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library which aims to grant “universal access to all knowledge“. Apart from being one of the biggest archives on the web, Internet Archive also advocates for a free and open-access Internet. If you’d like to take advantage of this vast digital library, check out our tips to help you get the most out of Internet Archive.

Get Nostalgic

In order to take advantage of all the golden books, games, websites and more from your childhood, you need to remember which things you used to love. Stuff like old issues of Byte magazine and classic arcade games can easily be accessed on Internet Archive.

Wayback Machine

Internet Archive allows you to delve deep into your Internet past. The Wayback Machine lets you view archived web pages. By selecting the “Web” section on Internet Archive website you’re able to visit old websites by either typing in the URL or search keywords into the search bar. You’re also able to use this section to browse older versions of websites, to reminisce about how things used to be.

Know The Collections

To be able to navigate Internet Archive’s vast digital library, it’s great to know the various collection. The collections are:

  • 279 billion web pages
  • 11 million books and texts
  • 4 million audio recordings (including 160,000 live concerts)
  • 3 million videos (including 1 million Television News programs)
  • 1 million images
  • 100,000 software programs

Also make use of the Related Collections section to help find similar things on Internet Archive.

Do you ever use Internet Archive to search for old content? Drop us a comment below and let us know.

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