UPDATE October 26, 2016 It has been quite a week (so far) from the Internet Archive for new and improved search options.
On Monday, The Wayback Machine launched a keyword search beta. Our post about this new option is below this updated. We also shared news of new and enhanced search options from The Open Book Project, an Internet Archive initiative.
Some VERY exciting news! Something we’ve all wanted for a long time.
The Internet Archive has just launched (beta release) the ability to keyword search a limited amount of material found in The Wayback Machine.
At this point you CANNOT keyword search specific words/phrases on specific pages.
This topic is discussed in a set of FAQs available here. We hope complete keyword search comes soon. Today’s launch is a terrific start to making Wayback even more useful.
So, what is available today? What can you search?
3. You can limit your search to a specific domain or site by utilizing, site:. This filter/syntax can be combined with keywords. e.g. pages from MIT pages related to economics.
4. Results appear as you type. Impressive and no hiccups/stutter when I ran several searches. Impressive!
4. Clicking on any result will take you to a traditional Wayback Machine results page with links to archived copies of the page, PDF. etc.
4. The beta index is multilingual.
5. Cool! You can search the index using unicode characters!
Direct to Wayback Machine’s NEW Keyword Search Beta: web-beta.archive.org
Direct to Wayback Machine (Complete Index, Not Keyword Searchable) web.archive.org
Note: Archived Pages Made Available in Archive-It Public Collections Have Always Been Keyword Searchable