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New! Resources for College Libraries (RCL) database

For librarians in higher education, and the library school students and scholars who study the field, the Libraries new online resource should greatly serve their frame of reference.

Resources for College Libraries (RCL) serves as a basis for curriculum development, student research, reference, bibliographic instruction, and collection development. It also serves as core list of book collections recommended for academic libraries. RCL is the successor to the print edition of Books for College Libraries, last published in 1988. /RCL/ covers 58 curriculum-specific subject areas and includes reviews that have appeared in Choice magazine. Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the premier core list for academic libraries, is the result of a unique collaboration between Choice, a publishing division of ACRL, and bibliographic authority Bowker. Rutgers librarians have played a significant role in building this database, with notable contributions from Ryan Womack (Economics), Tom Izbicki (Renaissance Studies), and Jane Sloan (Film).

Users can access Resources for College Libraries (RCL) from the front page of the Libraries website, by following the path: Find > Indexes and Databases > By Subject > Social Sciences and Law > Library and Information Science > Resources for College Libraries (RCL).

Posted October 9, 2007