Internet Archive

Content

A huge and diversified repository, the IA provides a multi-layered structure of digital resources drawn or provided by many different sources, both institutional and private. Always up-to-date contents cover the whole range of topics on the web.

Selection

Founded in 1996 and located in the Presidio of San Francisco, the IA website is managed by a professional team. The IA gathers and publishes content from many sources including renowned universities and entities such as the Library of Congress

Format

Content is carefully organized under several main sections and sub-collections. Material of great quality and extremely different formats is thus well-organized under complex archives with a multi-layered structure

Information density

As a repository of many different kinds of public resources, the IA provides an Internet library with 85 billions webpages, over 100,000 moving images, 200.000 recordings and even more texts

Content Pertinence to Political Science

Covering an extremely vast array of topics in digital format, the IA is quite useful for PS students and researches, particularly for its libraries and many files related to current events worldwide

Updating Rate

Due to its on-going projects, the archive is being constantly expanded and updated, particularly with new files uploaded directly by users