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

What Should You Expect?

Often there will be a significant amount of records for you to examine. Leave yourself ample time to view them all. Although sometimes the information you are looking for is quite obvious, other times it may take many hours of examining records to find information useful to your research project.

To maintain their original context, collections are generally kept in the order in which their creator assembled them. You won't find everything on a topic arranged together, and you may have to consult several sources to find enough information to use in your research project.