On this page:
- How to explore all public archives
- How to explore the collections of a specific partner organization
- How to explore a specific collection
- Using search
How to explore all public archives
Visitors may browse and search among the contents of all of your public collections in the "Explore" section of our website, which provides a search function that will return text matched to collecting organization, collections, archived sites, and the contents of individual archived web pages:
You can filter the results of such searches by the facets that appear in our site's left-hand sidebar. By default, the facets include things like the type and name of relevant collecting organizations and collections. For collection and site results, these facets also include your custom metadata.
How to explore the collections of a specific partner organization
Patrons, the general public, and your account's users can all explore organizations with publicly accessible archives by typing the name of the organization into the "Explore Organizations" search bar on our website's home page:
Suggested matches will appear as you type, and you can select an option from the matches to go to that organization's page. Alternatively, you may click the "Show All Organizations" link in order to see a list of all organizations sharing public collections with Archive-It. Any organization that wishes to do so may be featured in the carousel shown above. You may click the orange arrows to the left and right of the organizations in the carousel to browse more. If you want your organization to be listed, just be sure to add a logo image and organization description for your account.
Using any of these methods, you may access your chosen organization's dedicated space on our website, which provides descriptive information about the organization, provides search and browse capabilities for their archives in Wayback, and enables faceted browsing with their chosen collection and document level metadata.
How to explore a specific collection
Patrons, the general public, and your account's users can all explore the contents of publicly accessible collections by typing the name of the collection into the "Explore Collections" search bar on our website's home page:
Suggested matches will appear as you type. Alternatively, visitors may click the "Show All Collections" link in order to see a list of all public collections in Archive-It. Featured collections are displayed in the carousel below, with an image, title, and description for each. Click the orange arrows to the right and left of the featured collections to see other featured collections. If you would like one of your collections to be included as a Featured Collection, please contact us, and remember to include an image and short description.
Using any of these methods, you may access your chosen collection's dedicated space on our website, which provides any descriptive information that you choose to provide about the collection, search and browse capabilities for each of the collection's seed sites in Wayback, and enables faceted browsing with its document level metadata.
Use the search box to find keywords or phrases in collection metadata, seed metadata, or within the text of your archived pages.
For full-text search of archived pages, one result will show for each host archived within your collection(s), by default. Clicking the "Show all results for this host" link at the bottom of each search result will retrieve more results from each host.