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Guide to Archival Research

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

Geographic visualization of finding aids

Search for place names

You can also search the list of place names.  The Places search box is located at the top of the list of place names. This search will return a list of all geographic place names in the Archives Catalogue

Browse by Geographical locations - Example of a search

Would the Archives have any materials that mentions Bridgetown, Nova Scotia? We will look for "Bridgetown" in the Browse by: Geographical locations

Under the Browse by list, click on “Geographical locations”

2. The "Browse Places" list, located on the left side of the screen, is made up of a list of graphical locations.

When you look at the bottom of the Places box there is a grey button with three dots on it. By clicking on the button the list expands.The button will disappear when you have reached the end of the Places list. Alternatively you can use the scroll bar to progress through the list.associated with the place.

The resulting list for Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, found only one geographical location.Click on the term Bridgetown (N.S.) below for the list of records 

Examples - Search results for the place Bridgewater

In our search example for any material that mentions Bridgetown, Nova Scotia, we have found two records.