Higher Education Libraries in your PERsonal history reSearch

Tutorials and guides to archives

Although this site gives some guides to using archives in your personal history research, there are plenty of other online guides and tutorials which you may find helpful. Some of the most helpful are listed here.

Most of the collections we describe on this site are archives. Although most archives are housed within libraries, the way that archives are organised, collected and the way that you get access to them can be rather different to how things are done in the rest of the library.

Below is a list of links to tutorials and guides to using archives:


The Helpers system is developed as part of the Accessing our Archival and Manuscript Heritage project, at Senate House Library, University of London, funded by the Laser Foundation and the EARL Consortium. Please see the project website for further details.