Vol. 1, Issue 12 (2016)
Historical research: Tools and Methods
Author(s): Aafid Gulam
Abstract: This paper aims to equip historical researchers with the skills they will need to find and gain access to all the primary source materials they need for their projects. Over the course of a week participants will learn, through an intensive programme of lectures and visits to repositories in and around, how to combine online tools and traditional archival search techniques to locate and obtain evidence. Institutions visited will include the Library, the national archives and a number of other major national repositories in addition to a wide range of smaller and more specialized archives. This paper is primarily aimed at those engaged in research degrees in history disciplines, but is open to all researchers wishing to expand their skills and knowledge in original source materials.