The Americas Research Network (ARENET) recently launched its Tools for Researchers Program, intended as a resource for scholars conducting research throughout the Americas. With a focus on working in archives, scholars and students will find materials on how to conduct research in archives, tips and tricks from seasoned researchers, and finding aids and descriptions of archival collections.
The centerpiece of the program is a guide to doing research in Mexico City, to complement ARENET’s Transnational Fellowship Program. It provides detailed information and advice on planning a research trip, living in Mexico City, and detailed reports on various archives via a series of PDFs that can be downloaded and printed.
Future plans for the guide include hosting an open access collection of finding aids to Mexico City archives and a guide to little-known archives for Latin America in the U.S.
For more information and to view the guide, visit https://arenet.org/tools.