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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

Browse Archives Catalogue by place name

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."

Browse Archives Catalogue by place name

Places are organized by continent. The results list presents the entire list of places alphabetically and shows the number of archival descriptions associated with each place name.

Browse Archives Catalogue by Place

Click on the arrows in the "Browse Places" list to navigate the hierarchical list. For example, to find municipalities in Nova Scotia, click on North America, then Canada, then Nova Scotia, then the relevant county, then select the relevant municipality.

Browse Archives Catalogue by place

Municipal place names in other parts of Canada and in the United States are nested under a province or state. Place names in other parts of the world are generally nested directly under the country.

Browse Archives Catalogue by place

The page for each place name provides a list of related archival descriptions. Open each result to find additional information or use the clipboard feature to save items of interest.

Browse Archives Catalogue by place