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Magazines and Popular Journals: Microforms and Archives

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If access to a journal or magazine is not available digitally or in print, it may be on microform. Microforms are reproductions of print documents, such as newspapers, onto film to help with preservation. Don't let the microform format intimidate you. The good news is that the magazine is available!

​Microforms and microform readers are located in Fondren, Blue Level 1. See map. The microform room is open by request only; please ask for assistance at the Main Desk. There are instructions next to the readers on how to use microform machines. You can print documents or save them digitally.

Borrow Microforms from other Libraries

Because microforms are in a stable format, many libraries are willing to lend them. Search in WorldCat using "mic" in "material type" to identify magazines on microform to borrow for your research. 

WorldCat - Material Type Limit to Microform


DeGolyer Library holds a strong collection of rare and specialized periodicals, including over 1,000 magazine titles in their collection.