Center for Research Libraries
What is the Center for Research Libraries?
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is a centralized collection of scholarly research materials in all disciplines. CRL is an international not-for-profit consortium of colleges, universities and libraries that makes available scholarly research resources to users everywhere. CRL is governed by the major research libraries of North America and is funded by fees, grants and contributions. Its outstanding collections include more than 3.5 million volumes of research materials rarely held in North American libraries. CRL offers large collections of foreign dissertations, newspapers, and microfilm sets. Because the University Libraries have membership in CRL, University of Arkansas students, faculty, and staff may borrow these collections through Interlibrary Loan.
What kinds of material does CRL collect?
Area Studies Projects
How can I search for CRL Materials?
A good place to start is the CRL Catalog. The catalog now includes all dissertations as well as most newspaper titles. Or browse the CRL topic guides to find out more about collections available to you. A growing collection of online digital collections, including pamphlets from the French Revolution, materials from South Asia, and government documents from Brazil, is also available.
InfoLinks, the online catalog for the University of Arkansas Libraries, offers a link to the CRL catalog. When searching in InfoLinks, look for the Find More! button that will automatically redirect your search to the CRL catalog.
Note that not all CRL materials are listed in their online catalog. Your Subject Librarian can help you identify CRL materials that might be useful in your research. Interlibrary Loan can also query CRL for materials not found in online catalogs.
How can I request materials from CRL?
How can I find what's new at CRL?
For the latest CRL news, check out CRL Focus online.
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