Definitions for "Finding Aid"
Employed in an archival collection often including an index that leads users to all the items within the collection having to do with a specific subject. See also: EAD Last Reviewed: 2003-04-19
Guide to the use of specific research materials or a specific repository, such an index or catalog
Any descriptive item, created by the archives or the creating agency, that identifies the scope, contents, and significance of records. Basic finding aids include guides, inventories, card catalogues, indexes, and lists.
an essential element in the preservation and use of archaeological documentation
A compilation that identifies useful works on a broad subject.