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A remarkable online social science & humanities resource: The Center for Research Libraries

Imagine that you're researching a topic in African studies, art, history, political science, sociology, or another social science or humanities discipline. You learn of a rare foreign newspaper, journal, or document that could markedly brighten the gray areas of your study. Now - what are your chances of getting a hold of that critical research item quickly and with no travel or expense to you?

With the Rutgers University Libraries' membership in Center for Research Libraries (CRL), your chances are quite good.

The Center for Research Libraries is a member-directed consortium of 239 university, college, and independent libraries in North America that cooperatively holds more than five million rare research materials and loans them to faculty, students, and other researchers at member institutions through generous interlibrary loan policies and digital article delivery. CRL offers researchers at member institutions:

CRL's exceptional network of research materials includes:

CRL's remarkable in-depth holdings support research in history of science, economics, law and government, immigration and population studies, international diplomacy, cultural studies, and more.

To access CRL's research materials, follow this path from the front page of the Libraries website: Find Boooks > Other Library Catalogs > Center for Research Libraries .

Posted October 29, 2007
Thank you to Don Dyer, CRL's Membership and Communications Coordinator, for providing much of the text and information used in this news story.