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Archives & Special Collections

Quick tips for conducting archival research and our policies and procedures.

Searching Tips

Our materials can be searched and located in numerous ways. For assistance please contact us at belkarchives@elon.edu. Here are some tips for finding primary and secondary sources in Archives & Special Collections:

  • You can use the Library Catalog to find books, videos, newspapers, and manuscript/archival collections.  Helpful Tip: Limit the search to "Belk Archives" in the location box. 
     
  • Search our collection guides in ArchiveGrid. This database includes archival collections from all over the world and is keyword searchable across collection guides.  Helpful Tip: To locate only Elon related materials use the word Elon as one of your search terms.
     
  • Our digital collections can be keyword searched through our Digital Collections portal, the Digital Public Library of AmericaDigitalNC.org, as well as archive,orgHelpful tip: Check out all tools to explore our digital content.