Microfilm Research, Digital Research

Microfilm and Digital Research 


The History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library holds over 100,000 reels of microfilmed newspapers in its collection as well as most of the University Library microfilm. The term “microform” encompasses microfilm and microfiche (as well as the now obsolete microcard.) What is microfilm and why do researchers and historians use it?

(University of Illinois Libguide to Microform)

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Introducing the ScanPro 1000 Microform Scanners

Viewing and scanning microforms at the library just got easier with the recent addition of two ScanPro 1000 microform scanners.  Both devices feature lightning fast high resolution scanning for all types of microforms including microfilm, microcards, and microfiche.   To further enhance the viewing experience, the scanners are also outfitted with 24 inch wide screen monitors.  Check out our user guide (no longer available) or contact us for more information.