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Introduction to archival research

Whether you've never been to an archives before or you're embarking on a new research project, conducting archival research can seem a little daunting. With this research guide, we've tried to break down some key archival concepts and processes in order to make your research at the Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections much easier. The guide briefly explains: 

  • The types of records found in archives, and the way they are arranged
  • How to search for records using Archives Search
  • How to read and understand finding aids
  • How to access records

Please contact us at any time if you'd like assistance with your research - our archives team is here to help you.

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Peter Houston

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