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Special Collections and Microforms

Our Special Collections contain a wealth of rare books, pamphlets, and documents, most of which can be identified through the Library Catalog

Learn more about using UW-Madison's Special Collections here -- examine collection strengths here

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Many significant collections of primary research materials may be found in non-print formats such as microfilm or microfiche.
The former Microforms Media Center (MMC) reader/viewing/printing equipment will be relocated to its new home in Memorial Room 262D/E (2nd Floor near the current Reference Desk).

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Keeping Current

Graduate Support Series Workshops

The Graduate Support Series is a special set of free workshops offered by the UW-Madison Libraries in conjunction with the Graduate School's Professional Development opportunities. The library workshops in the Graduate Support Series are specially tailored to those engaged with graduate study, and cover pertinent topics such as:

  • Finding external funding for graduate study
  • Organizing your research materials with citation managers (EndNote, EndNote Web, Mendeley, and Zotero)
  • Researching the literature in different subject areas, from life sciences to the arts and humanities

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When you quickly need items that are currently unavailable from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library or are not owned by the Library, search UBorrow.

UBorrow enables you to search for and request books directly from 14 major research libraries and the Center for Research Libraries, with combined collections of more than 90 million volumes: Books requested through UBorrow will typically arrive on campus within a week and can be checked out for 12 weeks, with an option for a 4-week renewal.

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UBorrow is a service of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.