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Guide to searching for archival material including where archives are kept, search strategies, archive catalogues, online portals, research guides, and visiting repositories.

Finding archives


Knowing where to start when looking for archives can be daunting.

This guide provides advice and links to help anyone wanting to successfully locate archival material for a research project.

The following topics are covered: Where archives are kept; search strategies; archive catalogues; online portals; research guides; and visiting repositories.

Upcoming archives workshops

Find details of our archival skills workshops and how to book on to a session.

Request a personal appointment

Want to find archive material for use in your own research or coursework? One of the archivists from Hull University Archives will be happy to chat with you. Email to make an appointment.