UK National Archives


A powerful advanced search, many pdf files and several navigational aids are provided. Category browsing is also encouraged, while a free e-newsletter and several Web 2.0 tools are useful for users of any experience.


An advanced search is provided, along with a simple one and useful search tips. Also browsing is quite simple and effective


With the expansion of the electronic records repository, more and more files are ready for downloading in pdf format directly linked to the main archive. They can also be accessed and saved on-screen

Navigational Aids

An A-Z index, an extensive FAQ file, and many useful visual tips are provided

User Friendliness

Overall the site features a good level of usability and some Web 2.0 tools, thus ensuring an easy navigation to any user