Historical Primary Sources
Although researchers are greatly assisted in searching and retrieval when newspapers go online, microfilmed newspapers remain an important part of the research process. In microfilm, the newspaper is preserved in its original state so that researchers can see the placement of articles (front page or buried in the last section), original advertisements and photographs.
How to Use Microfilm Readers
"Microfilm" is used broadly to mean any type of resource that's issued as a film roll, microfiche, or microcard. Most microfilm is stored off campus and must be requested either by using the "Request" button in the catalog record, using the Libraries Service Center Request form, or at the Audio Visual (A.V.) Department located on A-level.
Once retrieved, the film must be used in A.V. which has machines to read and print the film.
NOTE: Microcards cannot be printed, only read.