Microforms Research at UTSA Libraries
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Microfilm / microfiche collections are in the Current Periodicals Room on JPL 4th Floor. For assistance, ask at the Information or Front Desk on the 2nd Floor. If you have a specific article in a journal on microfilm, current students, faculty and staff can also request a free copy through Library Express.
Microfilm & Microfiche Collections
Listed here are most of the major microfilm and microfiche collections at the UTSA Libraries. This list is not necessarily complete. Check UCAT, the UTSA Library Online Catalog, for information on a specific collection or for complete holdings. Some collections will have lists of individual holdings in UCAT. Other collections rely on print or online finding aids. Occasionally the title lists will be at the beginning of the reels.
What is microfilm?
Printed material that has been photographed and reduced to a film format to help preserve the material and decrease the space needed for storage. The UTSA Library has the special equipment needed to view and print the stored information. Typical formats include microfilm and microfiche.
A reel of film containing reduced images of pages in a book, journal, newspaper or other printed material. Reels are readable on special microfilm readers located at both the JPL and Downtown Campus.
A flat, plastic sheet containing microimages of pages in a book, journal, newspaper or other printed material and read using a special machine. Microfiche readers are located at both the JPL and Downtown Campus.
Ask staff at the Information Desk or Front Desk for help in locating and using microfilm and microfiche.
Send your print jobs to Print Smart, download to a flash drive, or email the images.
Guests or students not currently registered: Ask the Front Desk to log you on as a guest to use the micorform readers.
Special thanks in creating this page to ...
Microforms Manager (retired)
Library Assistant III,
Library Assistant I, Microforms (former)