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Archives: A Guide to Information Sources

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Subject Headings

When using databases, you may search using keywords that may appear in article's record, you may wish to consider searching by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The list below includes common subject headings for archival and records management materials.

  • Archival Materials
  • Archival Resources
  • Archives
  • Archivists
  • Digital Preservation (note: works on preservation in general are found under Archival Materials--Conservation and Preservation)
  • Electronic Records
  • Records

Additional Library of Congress Subject Headings may be found at


Use Databases to locate articles on topics in Archives and Records Administration.   Most databases that cover library and information science include articles on Archives.