Archives Research Tutorial



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


Written and Researched by Dan Elves


Welcome to the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections' student research tutorial!

Student researchers at the university level need to know how to properly find, use, and cite primary sources in their research assignments. This tutorial will demonstrate how to plan and carry out research at the University of Manitoba’s Archives & Special Collections. Even if you have no prior primary research experience, after completing the tutorial you will be able to:

      -         Design a successful research objective

-         Perform background research

-         Understand what types of material the Archives holds

-         Search our archival holdings online

-         Request and access records in the Archives

-         Properly handle archival records