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Online Guides to Collections

The main online tools for locating archival collections are listed below.  While these guides are online, the sources themselves are not.  Search these databases to find descriptions of materials held in archives and special collections around the world.

Print Guides to Collections

You may find it useful to use a published guide to find a resource or an archive.  Here are some of the main tools for finding archives, located in DePaul's Reference Collection.  You can find more print guides like these by searching in the catalog.  Use the term catalogs in your search.

Archives at DePaul

Local Archives

Online Digital Archives

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Includes census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, with extensive coverage for the United States and the United Kingdom. Also includes collections from other areas of the world, including Canada, Europe and Australia. This collection includes thousands of databases and billions of indexed names.
Extent: Multidisciplinary