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Guide to Archival Research

A guide on using archival materials held in the Dalhousie University Archives

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The Archives Catalogue allows users to conduct basic and advanced searches across all of the catalogued fonds and collections in the University Archives. 

To access material of interest, you'll need to make note of the title and reference code. This information will help Archives staff find the materials you are requesting.

Please note that the majority of our holdings are not catalogued.  We are constantly working to add more information to the Archives Catalogue.  If searching doesn't lead you to results, try browsing our catalogue or contacting our reference desk. You can also search in MemoryNS, a catalogue of archival collections preserved by institutions across Nova Scotia.

Basic searching in the Archives Catalogue

Using the clipboard in the Archives Catalogue

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