Course Summary

An introduction to using rare books, manuscripts and archives in the JRUL and beyond

Pre-requisites and suitable audience:

All students with an interest in using primary sources for research or learning in any discipline area

Course objectives:

By the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the key characteristics of rare books, manuscripts and archives
  • Identify potential collections for research and learning purposes
  • Use information from relevant finding aids to complete a Reader Request Slip

Course coverage:

  • Characteristics of rare books, manuscripts and archives
  • Resources for locating rare books, manuscripts and archives across the UK
  • Overview of holdings of JRUL Special Collections
  • Catalogues and finding aids for books, manuscripts and archives @ the JRUL
  • Procedures for using JRUL Special Collections

Wherever possible, the course will be tailored to research interests of participants.

Course dates:

Thursday 8th July 2010, 11am


JRL, Deansgate

Meet in the Reception area of the new extention

NB. Numbers are limited to 20

To book: