Answered By: Cindi Nichols
Last Updated: Sep 06, 2015     Views: 21

Look first in the catalog for a specific title - this catalog record indicates the cabinet and drawer numbers for each title.  Newspapers in the microfilm collection are found in labeled cabinets on the second floor of McWherter Library.   There are two standing floor signs on McWherter 2nd floor which list microformat collections in a color-coded legend to match the signage on top of each microformat cabinet.  

Domestic newspapers have blue labels and foreign newspapers, yellow/gold labels.  Because titles are not in strict alphabetical order, the best way to locate microfilm is to look first in the catalog for a specific title - this catalog record indicates the cabinet and drawer numbers for each title.  

Newspapers are notorious for changing masthead title, but the vendor filming the newspaper run only used one title on the boxes.  One should search more for the year on the box rather than the exact title.   However, all title changes are noted on the labels on each drawer.

The Addition Cabinet in the microform collection houses foreign periodical titles. This cabinet sits next to the cabinet that contains the end of the Z’s in the periodicals microfilm area.  There is a sign on top naming this the Addition Cabinet and it contains a listing of the titles housed in that cabinet. 

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