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Unlike the publications in a general library collection, accessing and using archival materials is different...
Although we expect you to do some background investigation work before you visit (e.g. online, using bibliographies, using published sources), when you come to SCARC you can expect to work with staff to really get you started doing your archival research. We'll talk to you about your project and our collections, tell you about our rules and regulations, and have you register. Also know that your research with collections will be limited to our reading room hours (8:30 - 5:00 Monday - Friday).
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Archival materials such as manuscripts, photographs, departmental papers, oral histories, and diaries are unique items that often require complex citations. When citing archival resources, keep these points in mind: