Archives Research Tutorial
 

Introduction

Pre-planning

What records do we have?

What should you expect?

Finding & accessing records

Handling records

Records appraisal & analysis

Integrating records into your assignment

Citing records in your assignment


Pre-planning

Before you begin any assignment it's important to understand what your research goals are - what aspect of the past are you trying to understand better?

The first step in designing a successful research objective is figuring out a general topic for your assignment. Unless your professor has assigned you a specific topic, try to find a subject area that interests you. The more your topic interests you, the easier it will be to research and write about.

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