Here you will find details of and links to a wide range of online and paper resources to help you get started with your research. Many of the resources will be available in your local library, your nearest reference library or archive. Increasingly, online resources can be accessed remotely using a library card number, mostly free of charge.
When you begin thinking about your Scotland’s Urban Past research project, take the time in advance to ask what, when, where, how and who will research, and together devise a plan. Reflecting on the points in the guide booklet will help you get started.
This guide booklet will help you prepare for your first visit to an archive or library special collections department. Most archives operate in a similar way but there may be exceptions and additions to the advice provided here.