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Microforms in the Downtown Library: Microfilm

Guide to using microforms on the second floor of the WVU Downtown Library


Periodical and Newspaper Microfilm

Periodical film comes first in the cabinets. After the numbered periodical film, newspaper film is shelved by place of publication. 

The numbered Government Document. Periodical, and Downtown Microfilm are interfiled. 

periodical film

Simple Periodical Microfilm catalog record view:

Druid (Scranton, Pa.)
Notes: Published in Scranton, Pa. <July 7, 1910-Aug. 29, 1912>; in Pittsburgh, Pa. <Sept. 12, 1912>-Apr. 1, 1914.
Microfilm. 8 reels; 35 mm.

Holdings Information

Location: Downtown Library, Microforms (non-circulating)

Call Number: Microfilm 4972    Text me this call number

Library Owns: v.1 (1907)-v.8:no.7 (1914:Apr. 1)

Complicated catalog record view:

Minisink bull

Location: Downtown Library, Microforms (non-circulating)

Call Number: Microfilm 0936 Reel 0027,30,38    

Library Owns:

v.1:no.1 (1966:Nov. 23) On reel 0027
v.1:no.2 (1967:Jan. 6)-v.1:no.14 (1967:Dec. 18) On reel 0027
v.1:no.15 (1968:June 13)-v.1:no.19 (1968:Dec. 10) On reel 0030
v.2:no.1 (1969:July 20)-v.2:no.2 (1969:Oct. 20) On reel 0038

Box with multiple designations:

film box label

Newspaper Microfilm

International newspapers are first and arranged by country. National newspapers follow, then miscellaneous newspaper film. There is a looseleaf guide to the miscellaneous papers at the Periodicals desk. West Virginia newspaper microfilm is housed in the West Virginia Center. None of the microforms circulate.

The international papers come first. Arranged by place of publication, England comes first:

Times of London

Asahi shinbun

This title is the Asahi Shinbun: translated to English “Daily Newspaper”.

international news

National papers are alphabetized by state. California is first. After the national papers are the miscelaneous out of  state papers.

Photo of end of international and beginning of national papers:

end of international papers

national newspaper film

washington post label

Loose-leaf guide to miscelaneous papers at the Periodicals Desk:

miscellaneous out of state papers

guide to miscellaneous papers page