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Using the University Archives for my research paper: Searching the Archives Database-BASIC

Quick reference on how to prepare yourself to use the University Archives

Basic Search

Make sure you have a topic. If you are allowed to select your own topic, choose a topic that is interesting to you.
Go to our database.
Enter your topic into the search box

If you don't retrieve many results, you may want to try the "Advanced" search. See "Researching within our Archives Database (ADVANCED) tab"