Resources for College Libraries

New webinar: One Tool, Many Applications: Collection Assessment for Changing Times

Resources for College Libraries, co-published by Choice and ProQuest, covers the entire two- and four-year college curriculum, providing a list of core titles essential for undergraduate study. RCL is the best solution for academic librarians and faculty looking to build or assess collections, discover the subject literature, and guide students to the most credible scholarly works.

Resources for College Libraries (RCL): Introduction and Overview


Product Features

  • DATA-RICH DISCOVERY
    • 90,000+ records
    • 125 curriculum-driven subjects
    • 3,500 records added per year
    • Select full-text Choice reviews and OAT identifiers
    • Purchase directly and connect to your local catalog
  • CREDIBLE AND CURRENT
    • Regularly updated by a team of 75 subject experts
    • Peer-reviewed by over 400 subject librarians and faculty
    • Quality-based metric for collection assessment


MEET THE TEAM

Each RCL and RCL Career Resources subject is regularly updated and peer-reviewed by practicing subject selectors. With over 700 contributors to date, consider them part of your collections team, curating the best titles across the undergraduate curriculum. Access the scope notes for the RCL and RCL Career Resources subjects.

RCL Subject Editors
RCL Referees
RCL Career Resources Subject Editors
RCL Career Resources Referees


DISCOVER BOWKER BOOK ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS) is a powerful collection assessment tool that compares library holdings against the RCL core subject bibliographies and BooksInPrint ebook data. BBAS provides quick and customized collection reports plus data cleansing and enrichment—so you can make better-informed decisions while saving time and resources for your library. Learn more and read the user case study to find out how one library uses BBAS for continuous assessment.


DIVERSIFY YOUR COLLECTION WITH RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE LIBRARIES

Benchmark data, demonstrate value, and build a more inclusive collection using RCL’s interdisciplinary and ethnic studies categories. Learn More.

Sign up for a free 30-day trial* of RCL

Build collections, discover subject literature, and simplify workflows with a 30-day trial to Resources for College Libraries, the core list for academic libraries.

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*Note: The free trial is only available to institutions that do not currently subscribe to RCL, have not participated in a trial in the past 24 months, and/or have not subscribed to RCL in the past 24 months.