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Word of the Week: Microform

May 14, 2008
By Matt Bailey

Microforms are materials (reports, documents, books, journals, newspapers, etc.) imprinted on a medium at a greatly reduced size. Microforms include microfilm, strips of photographic film on reels; microfiche, small flat sheets of photographic film (usually 4" x 6"); and microprint or microcard, small, flat, opaque sheets of archival cardstock.

Gould Library has thousands of publications in microforms, including many government documents.