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The Near East Collections at Princeton University Library: MICROFORMS

This guide will introduce you to the history and scope of our Near East Collections here at Princeton University Library, and will also give you the basic tools you will need to start navigating the Collections themselves.

IMPORTANT NEWS

The Library's Microforms Service has moved to A floor of Firestone Library (A-16-H-3).

PRINCETON MICROFORMS SERVICE

The Princeton University Library's Microforms Service is located on A floor of Firestone Library.  The Microforms collections parallel the general holdings of selected books, newspapers, manuscripts, government publications, dissertations, and other materials at Princeton University.

Patrons may use available equipment for reading, printing, and/or scanning items in the collection.

For more information on Microforms Service's collections, hours of operation, and contact information click here.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FOREIGN HISTORICAL AND CURRENT NEWSPAPERS

A link to Princeton University Library's titles listing of Foreign Historical and Current Newspapers on microfilm has been provided here.

The titles have been organized alphabetically, by country of origin.

MIDDLE EAST DOCUMENTATION CENTER (MEDOC)

The Middle East Documentation Center (MEDOC) is a research unit at the University of Chicago that supports scholarly work in Near/Middle Eastern Studies.  MEDOC is responsible coordinating the development of The Catalogue of Microforms Projects in Ottoman, Persian and Arabic. The catalog is an ongoing project, made possible by the cooperative efforts of many libraries.

 

For more information on the ordering process, click here.

For more information on MEDOC and it's many projects, click here.

 

OF NOTE: A downloadable PDF of MEDOC's Microforms Catalog is now available!

MIDDLE EAST MICROFORM PROJECT (MEMP)

Princeton University is a member of the Middle East Microform Project (MEMP). The Project focuses on the preservation of unique, rare, hard to obtain, and often expensive research materials for Near/Middle East Studies. To learn more about MEMP and its collections, click here


A link to a PDF of MEMP's Holdings List, current as of August 2011, has been provided here.

A listing of recently received and cataloged Items, from November 2010-November 2011, may be viewed here.


OF NOTE: The Middle East in Microform: A Union List of Middle Eastern Microforms in North American Libraries (1991)  publication is now available as a PDF on the University of Washington's Website. 

FIRESTONE A FLOOR MAP - MICROFORMS SERVICE