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Center for Research Libraries

The CRL makes available approximately 5 million publications, archives, and collections and 1 million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own holdings. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods.

What is CRL?

CRL is the Center for Research Libraries.

  • They collect unique and little-known humanities, science, and social science documents.
  • They preserve records of the past and the present for researchers of the future.
  • They connect researchers, libraries, and institutions to vital source materials.


CRL Resources include:

  • Major collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas. Search Topic Guides.

  • 6,500+ international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s. Search newspapers.

  • 4,500+ U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles. Browse U.S. Ethnic Newspapers.

  • Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries.

  • More than 800,000 dissertations. Search dissertations.

  • Major microformresearch collections.

  • Monographs Pre-1951.

  • U.S. State documents.

  • Pre-1996 foreign official gazettes.

  • International bank publications.

  • College and university catalogs.

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