What is microfilm?
Microfilm is a long strip of film with tiny micro-images of individual pages of journals, newspapers, magazines, etc. It allows for storage of a very large content of information on a single strip of film.
Where is the microfilm in Murphy?
The microfilm collection is on the ground level of Murphy, in large metal file cabinets, back towards the right when you center the main library. Just ask at the reference desk.
How do I use microfilm?
Microfilm is organized alphabetically by journal, newspaper or magazine title. Once you find your title and the date range, take the box back to the microfilm readers, which is behind the microfilm collection in the little alcove where the copiers are. There are manual readers and one digital reader. It's a bit tricky to thread the film, so just ask someone at the reference desk to help you. On the digital reader, you can save to a USB, or download the article and send it to yourself as a pdf or jpg.
Many library resources, such as the catalog and the periodicals locator, are available anywhere in the world without having to log in.
Most of the information databases and periodicals that the library subscribes to are also available off campus, but only to users affiliated with UWL.
Login procedures are as follows: