4 Conclusion and further reading
I hope this tutorial has given you an understanding of some of the various sources used to compile UK RED and how you might assess their value to the history of reading. Also, I hope it has encouraged you to try to locate other sources not already contained in the database which might form the basis for your own research project. Most of all, I hope that it has introduced you to a range of methods of analysis, qualitative and quantitative, that you will be able to apply in your own work.
And remember, if you come across evidence of reading from the past that is not yet in UK RED, please do contribute your research to the project: your evidence is vital to our understanding of reading in the past.