Research: Tools:

Research Tools

Finding Aids
Finding Aids may include subject guides, descriptions of records, and box lists for records of New York State agencies and governors that are held by the New York State Archives.

Topical guides
Topical guides provide background information and descriptions of records relating to a particular theme or agency. Examples include guides to records relating to women and to records of the Thomas Indian School.

Excelsior Online Catalog
Use Excelsior to view descriptions of the records of New York State agencies and governors that are held by the New York State Archives.

Images, Audio files, and Videos
View digital copies of photographs and documents, listen to archival audio files, and watch historic film footage from the collections of the New York State Archives.

State Archives Indexes
Search databases including an index to film scripts and an index of individual names appearing in the records of various state agencies whose records are held by the New York State Archives.

Pathfinders
Tools to determine the best sources for records on specific topics.

Publications
Includes guides to historical records, educational resources, books, and other printed resources.