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Requesting Microform Materials in RooBot

Instructions for requesting specific microform materials from RooBot.


Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable microfiche contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement.

The Early American Imprint microfiche are grouped into 188 boxes by the document Evans numbers. Each catalog record will indicate the appropriate Evans number. Follow the example below to find out how to find your number.

Catalog record for A New Year's wish, from the carrier of the Post boy and advertiser

Each title record for Early American Imprints includes Series Title fields. Look for the Series Title that says, "Early American imprints. First series ; no...;" followed by a number. That number is the Evans number for the microfiche piece that you need.

Once you have this number, go to the Early American Imprints collection record and request the box that contains your number. You may need to click the "View additional copies..." button to see all of the available boxes.