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Special Collections and University Archives Resources for APS1704: Additional Online Guides & Search Tools

Resources for APS1704 at Virginia Tech Special Collections and online through Virginia Tech and other institutions.

About the "Additional Guides & Research Tools" section

This section of the guide includes some tools and resources for searching, including links to authoritative thesauri and subject/name terms that can help you identify search terms, some databases and aggregators in which you can search for information about manuscript collections, and some related LibGuides hosted by the University Libraries. 

About Special Collections and University Archives

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Sources for Subject Terms & Keywords

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!

Other Guides from the University Libraries