Sept. 15, 2014 | Volume XXII, Issue 5

New collection available in library catalog: Center for Research Libraries

Published: March 30th, 2009

Category: News

The University of Florida is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), a partnership of more than 240 university, college, and independent research libraries. For 50-plus years CRL has acquired and preserved newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources, and made them available to member institutions and others through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. For researchers at member institutions CRL functions as a branch library of extraordinary resources.

CRL collections are diverse and highly developed, including:

  • Largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America
    • 6,500 international newspapers
    • 2,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era
    • 2,000 U.S. ethnic titles
    • Approx. 5,000 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp newspapers and newsletters
  • More than 38,000 foreign journals that are rarely held in U.S. libraries.
  • More than 800,000 foreign dissertations—mostly from European institutions
  • Area Studies – Major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and more
  • In-depth holdings that support research in history of science, economics, law and government, immigration and population studies, international diplomacy, cultural studies, and more

Beginning March 23, the UF online library catalog includes all the records for the CRL collection. If you are searching the catalog, you will know you have found a CRL item because the location will say “Center for Research Libraries” (instead of “Legal Information Center” or “Library West,” for example). If you want to borrow a CRL item, you can place a request for it using our interlibrary loan service. Visit the Interlibrary Loan page on the law library’s Web site to place a request. For more information about CRL or Interlibrary Loan, talk to a reference librarian.

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