An introduction to historical research
These pages give you information about doing research in libraries and archives, using maps and directories, and online sources for Leicestershire history.
- Using an academic library
University libraries hold books, journals and other resources which can provide information that is relevant to almost any local study or heritage project.
- Doing archival research
Learn about visiting an archive.
- Using maps to find out about the past
Old maps can provide topographical and other information about places.
- Historical trade directories
Trade directories contain general information about towns and villages.
- Online sources for Leicestershire history
A guide to online sources for Leicestershire history.