Q. What is microform?


Microform is a reduced reproduction of a work (most commonly articles from newspapers, magazines, and journals) on a piece of film.  Often this film will either be on a reel called microfilm (right image) or as a card called microfiche (left image).  Before the existence and increased use of online databases, microform were a popular way to save space by condensing content. 

A microform reader is required to look at the film or fiche and magnify the reproductions to something easily readable/printable.  

A piece of microfiche with images on an instruction handbookA reel of microfilm


  • Last Updated Aug 14, 2017
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  • Answered By Johanna MacKay

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