Friday, November 06, 2009

The Mysteries of Microfilm Revealed! on 11/9

Stony Brook Library contains over two million books, but did you know it also has over 4 million items on microfilm and related formats? And much of the material is unavailable on the internet or in online databases. Collections include historic newspapers from Long Island and around the world, O.S.S. intelligence reports from WW II, 16th century documents from Spanish colonies in Mexico, pamphlets from the Women’s Movement, underground papers from the 1960s, NASA reports, Four Centuries of Spanish and German Drama, and much, much more! You’ll never be afraid of microfilm again… In this session you will learn:

  • Just what is microfilm anyway?! And is it the same as microfiche?

  • Some of the interesting collections available at the library

  • How to locate microforms using STARS and print indexes & guides

  • How to find that exact roll of microfilm you want

  • How to print from microfilm, microfiche and the other formats
Date: Monday, November 9 @ 5:30 PM
Location: Melville Library, 1st Floor, Classroom A

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