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HUM/RLCL5204: Additional Guides & Search Tools

Suggested collections & resources in Special Collections, at the University Libraries, and online for HUM/RLCL5204. This was originally created for Fall 2016, but was updated in February 2019.

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Search Tools for Primary Sources

Virginia Heritage is a database for finding aids (collection guides) at about 35 participating institutions in Virginia. ArchiveGrid is a database of finding aids and catalog records for institutions around the country, but it is voluntary and not all-encompassing. WorldCat contains records for a wide variety of materials and formats with varying degrees of information. It is primarily focused on academic and public libraries.

Other states, state/multi-state partnerships, and regional consortia may also have search tools that include both finding aids and/or digital content. So, you may need to do some digging to locate additional search tools--and you can always ask our staff for help or suggestions!