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


What Should You Expect?

It can be difficult to know if a given record will be useful for your research project until you read a collection's finding aid and start going through the materials. Be aware though, what you do find in the Archives may or may not change your understanding of your topic. You may want to adjust your topic to fit the source material found in the Archives.

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