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Microform: Microforms

What are Microforms?

Microforms are essentially photocopies of books, newspapers, manuscripts, images etc that have been downsized and published in some sort of film. Microforms are usefull mainly for 3 reasons:

  • the information can be accessed without damaging the original
  • they can be transferred to other libraries
  • they save space because they are downsized

Special equipment is needed for display. Ask a librarian to help you!

Microform collections at Nazarbayev University Library

At Nazarbayev University Library you can find collections of books, periodicals, newspapers and manuscripts concerning Central Asia in microfiche or microfilm form. Go to "Advanced search" and tick the box "Microforms" in the library's portal to search for these resources. Note down the call number of the resource and give it to the librarian who will retrieve it and show you how to use the equipment to display the pages!

You can also browse the following lists and guides to see what is available at the library

Eastview publisher newspapers list (microfilms)

  • Izvestiiya: January 1940- December 2013
  • Kazakhstanskaya Pravda: January 1945 - December 2011
  • Pravda: January 1912 - December 2010
  • Socialistic Kazakhstan: January 1932 - December 1990
  • Trud: January 1930 - December 2011 

Click on the guides below to browse for resources on Central Asia. When you find something that interests you, check the library's catalog to see if it is availalbe.

Brill publisher books, periodicals and manuscripts list

ProQuest publisher 

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