Microforms & Current Periodicals


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The microforms & current periodicals collection houses journals, magazines, and newspapers in several languages, as well as large microform sets and U.S. Government publications. Items in these collections are not available to be checked out of the library.

Located at the far end of the entrance level of Tisch Library, both collections are available for use during all times that the library is open.

For Assistance:

For assistance with microforms and periodicals please ask at the Reference or Circulation Desk, ask a Librarian, or email Tom Souers.
If you want to schedule an appointment to learn how to use the microform equipment, please fill out this form.

Microforms Collection

An alphabetical listing of the complete Microforms Collection is now available including direct links to the library catalog, and guide/index information where applicable.

All materials in this collection are included in the library catalog, except U.S. Government publications and individual titles within one or two large microform sets, some of which are accompanied by guides or indexes to assist in locating information.

There are six reader/printers that work for both microfilm and microfiche. Copies are free. Microform images may also be scanned into electronic format for emailing or for saving onto floppy disk, recordable CD, or USB key drive.

Current Periodicals

Current periodicals is a browsing collection, separated into two sections: newspapers and oversized, and all other journals; then shelved alphabetically by title within each section. Older issues of the collection are held in either bound volumes (shelved by call number), in microform or electronically. For assistance please see the Reference or Circulation Desk.

Many of the Tisch Library databases do not provide full-text access to articles. When you have a citation and want to find a copy of an article, use How do I find a Periodical?

Reading Rooms

There are 2 science reading rooms that contain current journal titles (up to one year old) of specific interest to the academic department with which they are associated. Older issues become part of the bound periodical collection at Tisch Library. Only research-level journals are located in reading rooms. The rooms are not staffed, and materials located in them do not circulate.

Chemistry Pearson Lab, Rm A001 Mon.-Fri. 8:00AM-5:00PM*
Physics Robinson Hall, Rm 251 Mon.-Fri. 9:00AM-4:00PM

* Note: The Chemistry Reading Room is kept locked. Individuals need to go to the Chemistry Dept Office (Pearson, Rm 110) to gain access.



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