Unit 2: Starting your research

R33: Getting started with archival research


This workshop will introduce students, especially those with little experience of archival research, to research best practice, both physical and on-line. It aims to equip them with some of the skills and knowledge that they will need to locate and access primary source materials for their projects. The focus is on expanding skills and knowledge in locating original source material, both manuscript and printed.

Learning outcomes:

  • To learn about the range of archives and materials available to access
  • To understand how to identify useful archives and search their catalogues
  • To know about the practical elements of using an archive and how to get the most out of your visit

Facilitator: LIS


Date Time Venue Booking link
Thursday 14th December, 2023 10am - 11:30am Online Eventbrite Link
Tuesday 16th April, 2024 2pm - 3.30pm Online Eventbrite Link


Vitae RDF descriptors addressed in this session are:

Knowledge and intellectual abilities (A)
This domain contains the knowledge and intellectual abilities needed to be able to carry out excellent research.

  • Knowledge base (A1)
  • Cognitive abilities (A2)