DePaul University Libraries
Microfilm & Microfiche Collection

The Microfilm and Microfiche Collection consists of newspapers, scholarly journals, research collections, and other items in a variety of microformats. These materials, and the microform readers that enable them to be used, are available on the first floor of the Richardson Library in the Media & Microforms room, and at the Loop Library. Those who wish to use microforms need not be members of the DePaul community. With a few exceptions, materials can be printed using the microform readers.

If you need any assistance with finding or using microforms, please contact the reference desk.

Among the major collections of microfilm and microfiche are:
  • The Microbook Library of American Civilization: materials relating to all aspects of American life and literature, from the beginning to the outbreak of World War I. Included are pamphlets, periodicals, documents both public and private, biographies and autobiographies of persons both known and obscure, fiction and non-fiction, poetry, collected works and papers, material of foreign origin relating to America, and many rare books not generally available. Each individual work is listed in the library catalog.
  • The Microbook Library of English Literature: major and minor works of English literature from Beowulf to the late 18th century. Among the contents are poetry, drama, and prose, principal scholarship, and religious and intellectual texts.

Curriculum Materials
The library has one significant collection of microfiche relating to education. For further information about curriculum materials at the library, and how to find online full-text documents in the databases mentioned below, see the Education research guide.

  • Kraus Curriculum Development Library microfiche: documents from 1991-1995, and from 1997-2000. From 2001 forward, full-text documents are available online through the Kraus Curriculum Development Library.