Finding aids

 
 
 

Citing Indexes & Finding Aids

Oh, yes, we love them—those indexes and finding aids. They shortcut our slogs through endless records. Used wisely, they lead us to more (and more accurate) information. But they can also perplex us and mislead us. Here are a few tips to help us reap their benefits without nicking ourselves with our own scythe. ...

Finding Aids for Research at the U.S. National Archives

18 October 2014
Hundreds of the record groups at NARA have inventories to help us identify various series of original material within that record group. Copies of these guides have been distributed to libraries and individuals upon demand. Many have been digitized by Google Books or Archives.org. ...