A general guide presents the structure of the archive holdings and refers to the various inventories that provide brief introductions to the respective fonds and specify their contents. The general guide and the inventories can be consulted online.

The archiving software MidosaXML was used to adapt the guide and inventories for online consultation. It was developed by the PARSIFAL development consortium (consisting of the Archivschule Marburg, the Bundesarchiv and the Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg) and is compatible with all current internet browsers. The software offers various navigation and combination functions for convenient online use, thus enabling searching on different levels. Individual archive documents can be searched on the basis of the general guide or through the search function by entering specific terms. The online search has been optimised for Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers from version 5.5 and Mozilla Firefox from version 1.0.7.