Bibliography and useful links
There are numerous websites and books that provide or link to information about archives, their use and interpretation. Here is just a small selection of those that are available.
- Archives Hub, Using Archives: A Guide for the Inexperienced: designed to help anyone who wants to find out more about finding and using archives in their research, but is aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in particular.
- King’s College, Cambridge, Introduction to Archives: offers definitions, principles and information about records, catalogues and consulting materials.
- University of London Research Library Service, Manuscripts and Archives Research Skills Tutorial: an introduction to using manuscripts and archives, with some useful links to other online resources.
- University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections, Research Skills for Historians: a step-by-step website from the University of Nottingham: what archives are, where they are held, how to start your research, digitised archives, using archive gateways and catalogues, using archives effectively.
- The National Archives, Help with Your Research web pages: lots of resources on how archives work, finding and understanding records, and online Latin and Palaeography tutorials.
- Peter Beal, A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology, 1450 to 2000 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).
- C. R. Cheney, A Handbook of Dates: For Students of British History (London: Royal Historical Society, 1978).
- Raymond Clemens and Timothy Graham, Introduction to Manuscript Studies (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007).
- A. A. Dibben, Title Deeds: 13th-19th Centuries (London: Historical Association, 1968).
- Eileen Gooder, Latin for Local History: An Introduction, 2nd ed. (London: Longman, 1978).
- L. C. Hector, The Handwriting of English Documents (Dorking: Kohler and Coombes, 1980).
- David Hey (ed.), Oxford Companion to Local and Family History, 2nd ed. (Oxford: OUP, 2008).
- R. E. Latham, Revised Medieval Latin Word-List from British and Irish Sources (London: British Academy, 1965).
- Hilary Marshall, Palaeography for Family and Local Historians (Chichester: Phillimore, 2004).
- Rosemary Sassoon, Handwriting of the Twentieth Century (London: Routledge, 1999).