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Primary Sources at Baylor University Libraries: Primary Sources in Microform@Baylor

What's available in the way of primary sources at Baylor Libraries? How do I find them and use them? How do I find primary sources outside of the Baylor Library system?

Scanning Microfilm

With the ScanPro 2000 you may now easily scan microfilm for either printing out in paper format or for capturing in digital copy - a great aid in researching.  The ScanPro 2000 allows you to scan one frame or several frames to an entire reel of microfilm automatically.  Sharp, clear images and the ability to magnify from7X to 105X with the click of a mouse.  Reads positive and negative microfilm, microfiche, and ultrafiche. 

You will need a USB drive to download your scanned copy to; if you don't have one of your own we loan USB drives at the Jones Information Desk.

The ScanPro is located in the Jones Reference Library.

Selected Specific Collections: Microforms

The microforms can be found in the Jones Reference Library and are located using OneSearch.  

Most microform collections also have a printed Guide to the collection which you will want to consult.  First of all, it will tell you how they decided to organize the collection on the microfilm reels.  Secondly, there is usually a scholarly introduction which will discuss the importance of the collection, person, event, items in the larger scope of history, and tell you where the original materials are located. 

Microfiche

University Libraries

One Bear Place #97148
Waco, TX 76798-7148

(254) 710-6702