Archives in the UK

The National Archives
This is the UK's national archive; it brings together and preserves the records of the central government and the courts of law. The records span an unbroken period from the 11th century to the present day. Their website runs a database search engine to help you find the records you need. They also have several searchable databases to help you find out about records held by other archives.

Arts and Humanities Data Service
As a postgraduate student in the humanities you will find this service useful and relevant. It includes 5 different domains:

  • Archaeology Data Service;
  • Visual Arts Data Service;
  • Oxford Text Archive;
  • Performing Arts Data Service;
  • History Data Service.