Using Archives: A Guide for the Inexperienced
Our short Introduction to UK Archives, gives an overview of the archival landscape in the UK.
"this is a hugely useful resource aimed at anyone new to archives from the wonderful people at @archiveshub. A very handy starting point for students." (Academic user, 2021)
Includes: a definition of primary/secondary sources; the difference between a library and archive; digital materials; datasets and archives
Includes: Which collections to use; how many collections to use; researching one individual; researching a subject; questions to ask to help define your use of archives;
Includes: How to make sense of descriptions of archives; how to go about searching; the organisation of an archive; searching archives across the UK