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Using Hull History Centre: Further SkillsGuides

Guide to how to use the facilities at Hull History Centre including the Local Studies Library, Searchroom, online catalogue, copying and referencing, and the Arcade.

Further SkillsGuides

Find more SkillsGuides produced by Hull University Archives to help you with your archival research.

The Hull University Archives team have produced the following guides to our services to help you use archives in your research:

Archives - The Basics

This guide provides an introduction to the basic concepts surrounding archives and using archival material for research purposes.

Archival Skills

This guide introduces resources that to help you develop and practice the skills necessary to successfully work with archives.

Archive Collections at Hull History Centre

This guide introduces the collections held at Hull History Centre, and allows you to browse the collections by research theme, creator and document type.

Diversity in Archives

This guide gives advice on searching for diverse voices within Hull History Centre's collections, and includes tips on finding records relating to women, LGBTQ+ people, and people from ethnic minorities.

Finding Archives

This guide provides advice, search strategies, and links to online portals and research guides to help you successfully locate archival material for a research project.

Online Primary Sources

This guide provides an introduction and links to digitised primary sources available through the Brynmor Jones Library and Hull History Centre, and suggestions for where to locate free primary sources elsewhere online.

Understanding Common Record Types

This guide introduces and explores the types of records most likely to be encountered by a researcher using archives.

Using Hull History Centre

This guide introduces the facilities available at Hull History Centre and how to use them.