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Archives: Archival Research Guides

Information relating to locating archive material held in Hull and the UK

Help Guides for Using Archives

Staff at Hull University Archives have produced a number of guides to help researchers successfully incorporate the use of archives in their research projects.

Our 'Finding Archival Material - A Guide' provides information on finding strategies, understanding archival catalogue elements, and using online portals to locate relevant archival material.  

Our 'Working With Archives - A Bibliography and Guide' provides a detailed bibliography with introductory notes which covers palaeography, historical dates, archaic terms and spelling, language, and weights and measures.

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Sources for Studying...

Staff at Hull University Archives have compiled a number of guides to the archival collections available for the study of various subjects and themes. These guides are not aimed at a particular course or level of study, nor are they an exhaustive list of material available at the History Centre. However, they do aim to highlight major collections whilst giving suggestions for keywords to use in searching the History Centre's online catalogue for further material.

If postgraduate students require further information on thesis subjects not covered by these general guides, please feel free to contact the HUA team for advice at