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Microforms: Microfiche, Microfilm, and Microcards

This guide is designed to help you find and use microforms in the Alvin Sherman Library.

Finding Microforms

Most materials at the Alvin Sherman Library are available in print or online. Some materials are available in multiple formats!

However, there are some collections and materials in our library that are only available on microfiche or microfilm. These materials can be searched using NovaCat.

NovaCat Tip: Enter a keyword in Section 1 and limit your search to Microforms in Section 2.

Microform cabinets and the microform reader machines are located on the second floor of the Alvin Sherman Library, in the southeast corner of the building (same side as the reference desk).

Two microfiche machines are read only. These machines are older, and are good for viewing and reading documents.

One machine is attached to a computer and is able to read and digitize both microfilm and microfiche. You can save your documents to a flashdrive, and then print your images.

ERIC Microfiche at NSU

ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) contains citations and abstracts for education literature from 1966 to present. It includes records for a variety of source types, including journal articles, books, conference papers, curriculum guides, dissertations, and policy papers. ERIC is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences and the United States Department of Education. While most of these documents are available as PDFs through the ERIC database, some full text documents are available via microform.

The ERIC Document collection is now housed in a non-public area of the Alvin Sherman Library, and is not available to browse.

If the ERIC Document you need is not online in ERIC please submit an interlibrary loan request through ILLIAD.

Microform Collections at NSU

Here are some of the library's primary educational and historical microform collections. The library also has hundreds of journals and magazines on microfiche and microfilm as well.

Some of our collections also have print indices or guides and these can be found in the reference section on the second floor of the Alvin Sherman Library.