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Q: Billboard Magazine on Microfiche to Purchase. ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Billboard Magazine on Microfiche to Purchase.
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: chuckyg80s-ga
List Price: $10.50
Posted: 19 Nov 2004 06:51 PST
Expires: 19 Dec 2004 06:51 PST
Question ID: 431067
I do not need chart info that is available in currently available
chart books. I am looking for Microfiche sheets of complete years of
Billboard magazine from the late 1970s and all of the 1980s.  There
was a company online 3 years ago with a catalog of periodicals
available to purchase on microfiche, but I can not locate that company
now. I've been told that I can find publisher info on copies of the
'fiche themselves, but haven't been to a library to look it up.
Subject: Re: Billboard Magazine on Microfiche to Purchase.
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 22 Nov 2004 09:41 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello there.

Billboard Magazine is available in microfiche format from the
University Microfilms Inc (UMI) service known as SIM -- Serials in

Select your "Area of Work" and "Location" options from the pull-down
menus at the bottom of the page, which will take you to the SIM
Catalog page:

Enter "Billboard" in the "publication title" search box, and you'll be
taken to a results page:

Billboard microfiche is available from 1973 to the current year --
collections from the late 70's-80's timeframe cost $297.70 per year.

I trust this is the information you need.  Before rating this answer,
however, please let me know if you need anything else.  Just post a
Request for Clarification, and I'll be happy to assist you further.


Search strategy:  Searched the WorldCat database at my local library
for [ Billboard ] and saw the microfiche was made available by
UMI/SIM.  A Google Search for [ university microfilms inc ] led me to
the SIM site.
chuckyg80s-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Perfect answer, not only provided the company and site, but also how
to locate the information within the database they used and the price.
Thank you very much!

Subject: Re: Billboard Magazine on Microfiche to Purchase.
From: pafalafa-ga on 22 Nov 2004 16:21 PST
Thank you, too.  The kind words and the stars are much appreciated.


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