Helpful Links

The following comprise some of our favorite sites and databases through which you may locate collections and repositories around the world.

Access to Archival Databases (AAD),
to search for historic electronic records from the National Archives and Records Administration
Archival Research Catalog (ARC),
the online catalog of the holdings in the National Archives, regional federal archives, and presidential libraries
for collection descriptions of historical documents and personal papers in museums and archives
Archive Finder,
database comprising ArchivesUSA and NIDS UK/Ireland with access to descriptions of over 206,000 collections, Williams College only
Archives Hub,
a gateway to descriptions of archives in UK colleges and universities
Directory of Corporate Archives in the United States and Canada,
from the site of the Society of American Archivists
National Register of Archives (NRA),
a database of collections that relate to British history maintained by the National Archives of the United Kingdom
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections,
a database operated by the Library of Congress which also searches OCLC WorldCat but with a different interface
Massachusetts Special Collections Directory,
a database of primary sources in Massachusetts developed by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Primary Sources on the Web,
maintained at UC Berkeley
for genealogy research

Society of American Archivists Glossary

Society of American Archivists

Dublin Core

Digital Library Federation

Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)

Northeast Document Conservation Center

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