RCL use cases for librarians
Explore how RCL simplifies library workflows―from collection assessment to instruction support.Read more
Resources for College Libraries (RCL) cover the two- and four-year college curriculum, providing a list of core titles essential for undergraduate teaching and research. Co-published by ACRL’s Choice and ProQuest, the RCL database is designed to connect high-quality titles to higher education institutions, all in an easy-to-use, responsive interface.
With 90,000+ records across 125 curriculum-driven subject disciplines - and 45,000 new titles added each year, RCL connects users to the essential subject literature
Featuring LC classification, direct purchase options, and the ability to connect directly to local catalog holdings librarians to develop collections that connect to the curriculum
RCL’s experienced subject specialists select the most essential historical and contemporary titles for the undergraduate library collection and to support student research
Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS) is a powerful collection-assessment tool that eliminates tedious manual comparison via customized reports for data cleansing and management and compares your library holdings against the comprehensive core bibliography of Resources for College Libraries (RCL). BBAS provides instant identification of the gaps and overlaps in your monograph collection—so you can make better-informed selection decisions while saving time and resources for your library.
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Get to Know RCL. Find out about the educational backgrounds of our RCL subject editors – and how they describe RCL in three words.Meet the Subject Editors
From identifying new course materials to conducting literature reviews, RCL ensures that teaching faculty have access to current and canonical titles. For engaged educators balancing teaching and scholarship, RCL serves as a time-saving discovery tool.Read more
Long considered an authoritative resource for collection development, this webinar introduces new ways RCL can be used to support academic programs, improve liaison work, and contribute to student success. In this webinar, you’ll learn three methods for utilizing RCL’s core content in your library’s workflow:
With RCL, students easily find quality-based resources for research assignments. RCL’s curated collection is built for strategic exploration, helping connect learners to the subject literature and better understand the evolving contexts and constructs of scholarly inquiry.Read more
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.