Newspapers and Microfilm



UK Microfilm Database

Our Microfilm Database provides access to the University of Kentucky's holdings of Kentucky microfilm masters, including newspapers as well as other primary sources. This database does not include the entire UK Libraries' regular collection of microfilm ((e.g., it does not include the Lexington Herald-Leaderand The Courier Journal), but it does provide access to the listings of the Kentucky newspapers that have been microfilmed at the University of Kentucky, including historic papers filmed during the Kentucky Newspaper Project and other newspaper backfiles as they become available. Although some titles are no longer published, approximately 175 active newspapers are regularly filmed. The microfilmed newspapers are available for viewing in the Periodicals Dept. and, if you are at another institution, can also be requested through your Interlibrary Loan department. Not all Kentucky newspapers available for viewing are included in this database (e.g., The Lexington Herald-Leader and the Courier Journal). To find other available Kentucky newspapers, search InfoKat, the Libraries' online catalog, or consult the librarians at the Reference Desk.

Many of our periodical and newspaper runs are held on microfilm or microfiche. We also have some books in microform. We also have sets of documents, archives and manuscripts in microform. Some examples are: U.S. government documents, the N.A.A.C.P. papers, and Early American Imprints. For many of our sets, we have set guides. Subject-specific campus libraries also have microform holdings. Not all of the microform sets are listed in the catalog. Ask at the Reference Desk for help.

To view materials available in microform, please ask for assistance at the Periodicals Desk. Microform machines are located in the east wing of the 2nd floor of Young Library. Printers and scanners are available. Printing costs 12 cents per page. See additional printing information.

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