The City Archives has a variety of finding-aid and the archivist will guide you to the most appropriate to help you find what you are looking for.
Catalogues contain detailed descriptions of archives according to where they came from and when they were created. You can consult these catalogues in the search room.
Summary information about many of our collections is available online on the Scottish Archives Network website.
General Index: A large card index by name (personal and corporate), place and subject.
Building Plans Index: A large card index of architectural plans from 1870s -1912.
A large number of databases for family and architectural historians, most of which can only be accessed in the search room. These include Poor Law, registers of policemen and church registers for the family historian, as well as a number of databases detailing architectural plans.
There are a number of Online Resources for Archives to help you gain access to a wonderful documentary heritage which spans eight centuries.