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The Wayback Machine

The Wayback Machine is a web archive launched in 1996 by the Internet Archive, a non-profit that also archives books, audio recordings, images, software, and videos, including TV news broadcasts.


Search for a Page

1. Go to

2. Enter a domain name in the main search box (e.g.,

3. Select the year/month/day to view a web       capture


Archive a Page

1. Go to

2. Under Save Page Now, enter the URL of the page you want to capture as it appears now and click Save Page.


Animated GIFs

Note: Animated GIFs don't work in SlideShare, so the GIFs in the slides above will appear like static images.

Save Searches & Alerts in EBSCOhost

Many of the Library's databases use the EBSCOhost platform, including Academic Search Complete, Business Source Elite, CINAHL, ERIC, and PsycARTICLES. See the complete list >>

Creative Commons and Public Domain

Using Tweets

Classroom Discussion and Collaboration

The following web (browser-based) applications can help give everyone a voice in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom environment. These four tools are free to use, device agnostic, and fast and easy to implement on the fly. Students do not need to create accounts in order to use them, and as long as they have an up-to-date browser on their device, there is nothing to install.

Illustrating How the Internet Works

When students understand the infrastructure of the Internet and how it affects their Internet experience, they may begin asking more critical questions about their information sources. The following tools are not new, but they are simple ways to introduce students to the hidden factors at work when they use the Internet.


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