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Microform Collection

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Identifying microform collections

Microform collections are included in the UW Libraries Catalog. Search using the keywords that best decribe your topic. Limit the Location to Microforms/Newspapers.

Several other guides will help you to find microform collections:

Primary Sources on Microform at the UW

Selected list of major microfiche and microfilm sets of primary sources organized by subject. Subjects include:

  • Labor
  • Native Americans & the West
  • Women
  • African Americans
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • American Politics, Politicans & Presidents
  • US National Security
  • US International Affairs - Vietnam, Asia, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East, Latin America & Africa
  • British Politics, Government & Foreign Affairs
  • World War II
  • Soviet Union
  • Missions & Missionaries
  • History of Science
  • Cinema

Primary Source Microfilm's Guides

Available to search now are such collections as American Fiction, History of Women, Sabin, Western Books on Asia and many, many more. New guides are being added weekly.

Users may search either a guide to a single collection or search across all collections. Users can perform a full-text search or choose a fielded one by title, author, publishing information or subject. In the case of International Population Census Publications and City Directories of the United States, searches can be performed by region, country, state or city.

Microform collections available online

LockAmerican Periodicals Series Online, 1740-1900
Consists of digitized reproductions of more than 1,100 eighteenth and nineteenth century newspapers and periodicals in the original microfilm reproduction series, American periodical series, I, II, and III. When completed in 2003, this database will have more than 7,000,000 pages of full text periodicals.

College Sources Online:
Features over 9,000 college catalogs in their original formats. Includes 2-year, 4-year, graduate and professional schools.

Congressional Resources:
Selected Congressional Materials Available on the Internet and in the UW Libraries.

LockDigital National Security Archive:
Contains over 43,000 of the "most important" declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

LockEarly American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800

LockEarly English Books
Reproduces works listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-title catalogue, Wing's Short title catalogue, and Thomason tracts

LockEighteenth Century Collections Online

LockForeign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS)
An index to the Daily Reports published by FBIS. Read more information about our FBIS collection.

Human Relations Area Files (HRAF):

Testing and Assessment Information:
The Tests in Microfiche set is available in the Microform & Newspaper Collections (call number M-3211). Access to Tests in Microfiche is unrestricted.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set
Reproduces the bound, sequentially numbered volumes of all the reports, documents, and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.