Answered By: Amanda Peach
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2014     Views: 229

Microfilm is a process that reduces images down to a size so that they can't be read without a reader. A microfiche is a card made of transparent film used to store printed information in miniaturized form. These are two ways to retain information and to save space prior to the development of digital images.

Hutchins Library has a large collection of microfilm and microfiche available on the ground floor of the library. To search for specific journals or newspapers in the microfilim/microfiche collection, use BANC and/or Full Text Journals. Both of these databases can be found via the Hutchins Library Website (see links below). Additionally, a card catalog of the Berea Citizen is located in the Reference Collection on the main floor. More recent Berea Citizen information can be found on Berea Digital (see link below).

If you have never used microfilme or microfiche before, please seek help from a librarian or a Reference student worker. To find the microfilm/microfiche collection, go down the stairs across from the Circulation Desk. The microfilm/microfiche collection is directly across from where you exit the stairs.