There are two search options for The Location Register. 

The first is the basic search box on the Search page. Enter keywords here. Using double quotation marks can make the search more accurate, e.g. “Michael Holroyd” and “biography”. 

Use the drop-down menu marked “All Fields” next to the search box to limit your search to title, author or repository. 

The second search option is Advanced Search and allows you to exclude terms.

If you need help using Advanced Search take a look at our guide on the University of Reading Library website.

Your searches will give you a list of results. Click on the individual results and you will be presented with more detailed information about the archive material and repository. We can only give on-site access to archival material which is part of the University of Reading Special Collections. 

Search the Authors List

Find the full list of included authors, with brief biographical and archival details, here.

Use Control F to search the PDF file using keywords or names. 

Contact Us

Email the University of Reading Special Collections team for more information on the Reading Research Projects or to let us know about new archival accessions.

We would also be interested to hear from researchers about how they have used the Location Register, WATCH and FOB and what impact they have had on their work.