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How to Find Materials to Add to Your Library Using RCLweb Collection development librarians for years have relied on Choice reviews and the recommendations of Books for College Libraries in making decisions about acquisitions and weeding. Resources for College Libraries, is a fully searchable database containing the essential print and electronic resources selected by RCL subject editors as the most important resources for undergraduate teaching and research. RCLweb includes the full text of Choice reviews, when available, in addition to identifying those resources which have been identified by the Choice editorial staff as Outstanding Academic Titles.

How you can find materials in RCL:
  • Use the quick search function
  • Browse by RCL subject classification
  • Use the advanced search to refine materials by format, LC class, print status, date added, award received, publication year, and more
  • Analyze your collection using RCL with the Bowker Book Analysis System

How to Write a Research Paper Using RCLweb
How to Find Appropriate Course Materials Using RCLweb The books and electronic resources included in RCL have been identified by subject experts (faculty and librarians) as those most crucial to teaching a given subject at the undergraduate level. Titles have been selected for a wide range of students, from freshman to advanced undergraduates. They balance standard works, landmarks of scholarship, and long-established classics with contemporary works reflecting current scholarly interests and the most recent developments in changing academic disciplines. Where available, individual records contain the full text of Choice reviews, written by faculty teaching in the subject area. The titles in RCL are arranged in subject-specific classification schemes which correspond closely to the undergraduate curriculum. New interdisciplinary subject areas provide additional coverage in fields often taught at the undergraduate level.

How you can find materials in RCL:
  • Use the quick search function
  • Browse by RCL subject classification
  • Use the advanced search to refine materials by format, LC class, print status, date added, award received, publication year, and more