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HIST 299 Research Guide : Other Library Materials

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Special Collections

Special Collections (A good place for primary resources in the library!):

  • House rare and unique items
  • Maintain materials related to FSU, Western MD and contiguous counties in PA and WV
  • Assist with local history questions
  • Assist with genealogical research

By Appointment Only
Please contact  our Special Collections Librarian/Archivist Liza Zakharova at or 301-687-4889.

Print and Microform Sources in the Library

The Ort Library has print guides, bibliographies, reference books, and primary sources in various formats, including mocrofilm, for you to explore!  Some resources are highlighted here. Books marked as being in the Stacks (see call number) may be checked out.

Other Library Resources - Guides and Bibliographies

Primary Sources on Microfilm and Microfiche

Microfilm (reels) and microfiche (flat sheets) are "micro-reproductions" of documents for archival storage, reading, and printing. These formats are located on Floor 2 of the Ort Library. The reference and media staff can help you with the special equipment needed to view and print microfilm and microfiche. Besides what is listed below, there are several historical newspapers in the library microfilm collection, some going back to the 1700's.