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This guide describes the wide variety of information products available at the Brooks Library on microformat.

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What are microforms?

Microforms are any print item that has been photographed and printed at a much smaller scale on either paper or plastic, and can be viewed on what is known as a reader.  Brooks Library holds three kinds of microforms:


Microfiche -- transparent sheets of film, usually 4" x 6"

sheet of microfiche


Microfilm -- transparent rolls of film


Microprint (also known as microcard) -- opaque white cards