Corporate Annual Reports
Annual reports beginning in 1975 from all companies listed on the New York and American Stock Exchanges are available on microfiche in the Ablah Library. Reports beginning in 1978 of selected over-the-counter companies are also available on microfiche. The microfiche collections include 10-Ks and proxy statements for all New York and AMEX listed companies, plus selected over-the-counter companies. The library also has paper copies of the annual reports of many Fortune 500 companies. For assistance in identifying annual reports, call or ask at the Reference Desk, extension 3584, or refer to the Library handout titled Locating Corporate Annual Reports in Ablah Library.
Ablah Library houses the Libraries' video and DVD collections. These collections are located in the Reserve area and are selected to support the curriculum with a special emphasis on the performing arts. All library titles have records in the Libraries' online catalog.
Selected geographical, political, geologic, and topgrpahic maps are housed in the Reserve Area on the first floor of Ablah Library. A collection of early maps of Kansas is located in Special Collections and can be accessed through: http://specialcollections.wichita.edu/collections/maps/index.asp.
The collection consists of 1,096,000 items in microfilm, microfiche, microcards, and microprints. Series and individual titles are listed in the online catalog and in special bibliographic tools in the Reference collection.
Back issues of selected newspapers and other materials in micro format are housed in the Reserve Area on the first floor. University Libraries has readers and reader-printers. Copies may be made for 25 cents per page. For assistance with this equipment, go to the Reserve Desk.
University Libraries subscribes to a number of state, national, and foreign newspapers and maintains them for a limited time in the Reserve area of the Ablah Library, first floor. Ask at the Reserve Desk for recent daily and Sunday issues. Back issues of selected newspapers are listed in the online catalog and are available in microfilm or through Internet links to selected Kansas newspapers. Many other newspapers are also available on the Internet via the Libraries' Website. Ask at the Reference Desk or call extension 3584 for more information.
Located on the first floor of Ablah Library, the Reference Collection consists of major bibliographic tools and selected fact books. They are arranged by Library of Congress classification and listed in the online catalog located by "Ref" above the call numbers. The Reference collection is non-circulating.
Theses and Dissertations Collection
Theses and dissertations produced at Wichita State University are housed in Special Collections and University Archives. Second copies of many of these theses and dissertations are available in the circulating collection on the second floor in the call number range LD2667. They can be identified in the online catalog by author, title, and subject. Electronic copies of newer theses and disserations can be found in SOAR - Shocker Open Access Repository.