ERIC Number: ED335032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
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Primary Sources in History: A Guide to Microform Collections at Arizona State University. Second Edition.
Palais, Elliot S., Comp.
This guide describes history source materials available at Arizona State University (Tempe), as well as a selection of microforms located at other universities in Arizona and the Center for Research Libraries. Its purpose is to promote the use of sets and collections that, because of their publication in microformat, are relatively neglected. A secondary purpose is to encourage shared use of the expensive collections among the state's academic institutions. The materials included generally fall into one of the following categories: papers of individuals or organizations; U.S. National Archives films; and collections of diverse materials. The entries are arranged by broad subjects and there is an author/title index. Most entries have extensive notes, derived from a number of sources, describing the scope and content of the collection. The text is maintained in Notebook (Pro Tem) databases software and is revised as needed. The database may be searched by words in any field (i.e., title, notes, keywords). Each entry consists of the title, call number and location, number of reels or microfiche if known, an index or guide (which provides information on techniques for searching the collection in the online catalog when possible); scope and content sections (which provide details on the subject and arrangement of the collection); and subjects for searching. (Author/MAB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
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Sponsor: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Univ. Library.
Authoring Institution: N/A