Micromaterials, also known as microforms, are very small reproductions of printed materials which need special equipment to be viewed. Items are usually reproduced as micromaterials to save space or allow for fragile or rare items to be widely distributed, but anything that has appeared in print could appear in microform, including books, newspapers, magazines, letters, manuscripts, photographs, and maps.
Strozier has four kinds of micromaterials: microfilm, microfiche, microcard, and microprint. All of these are shelved in the Scholars Commons on the Ground Floor of the library.
Welcome to the guide for using micromaterials in Strozier Library. The purpose of this guide is to help researchers tell the difference between different microformats, search for them in our online catalog, locate the items on the shelf, and view and scan them using our software. You can use the tabs listed across the top of the page to navigate between these different topics, and we also have staff available in the Scholars Commons who can help you in person whenever you need it.
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