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The Resources for College Libraries database is designed to connect high-quality titles to higher education institutions, all in an easy-to-use, responsive interface.
The database features:
RCL’s experienced subject specialists select the most essential historical and contemporary titles for the undergraduate library collection and to support student research. Because every RCL and RCL Career Resources subject undergoes peer review, you can feel confident that all titles have been vetted by academic librarians and teaching faculty. With over 500 contributors to date, consider them part of your core collections team.
Our knowledgeable subject editor group includes:
RCL subject editors are experienced selectors and current practitioners, selecting books based on what’s best for students, not for sales. The editorial development of RCL is managed independently by CHOICE, a publishing unit of ACRL, a division of the American Library Association.
The RCL database is available in three subscription options, allowing you to select the content that suits your institution’s curriculum and collection development needs. From allied health to world history, RCL’s subject disciplines cover the primary programs of study across two- and four-year colleges and universities, supporting both the traditional liberal arts and technical college degree tracks.
RCL covers the four-year liberal arts and sciences college curriculum.
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RCL Career Resources covers the two-year community and technical college curriculum.
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RCL Plus includes access to all RCL + RCL Career Resources content, for those institutions supporting workforce education and liberal arts study.
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