What is microfilm?
Microfilm is reproduction of an original document on a roll of film. It looks very much like the film in an analog camera. It is made so that it is easy to preserve documents, such as old newsprint, that may be in danger of deterioration.
How do I use microfilm?
Microfilm is inserted into a reader, which then projects a full-size image of the original onto a screen so that the user can view it. Please visit us and ask a librarian to provide a quick tutorial on how to use microfilm readers.
Database Finder offers online access to databases and journal articles, and is available only at University of Maryland Libraries or remotely only to University of Maryland staff and students. Below is a list of databases pertaining to historical newspapers and periodicals.