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Information about selected microform collections at Western Libraries.

Selected Microform Collections

This guide showcases a selection of the more heavily used microform collections. They are housed on Wilson 2 East, except where indicated otherwise.

The selected collections are organized by broad subject discipline, represented by the tabs across the top of the guide.

Each entry provides some basic information about the indexing and organization of each collection, and a link to the catalog record for more details.

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HELP WITH MICROFORMS: Get help locating microform materials and using reader-scanner machines.

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Requesting Newspapers from Other Libraries

How to Get Articles from Newspapers We Do Not Have
(Requesting through Interlibrary Loan - ILL)

ILL can retrieve copies of newspapers on microfilm for users. Often researchers need a broader overview of an ongoing story or event - -you may have to request a broader date range. When that is the case, specific information (author, specific date, article title) is not required for ILL.

What is required?

  • the title of the paper, publication location (if possible) 
  • range of dates needed

Submit using the ILLiad Book request form.

The information should be presented like this:
Chicago Daily News (May 1 – June 17, 1963).

Any further information the user wishes to supply should be put in the Notes field of the request form.

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