More than 16,000 digitized resources from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) were recently added to the WU Libraries catalog. Available to WU users on or off campus, the materials are newly accessible to the university community as a result of WU Libraries' membership in CRL.
Users may browse all the records in the catalog and search to discover more than 3,000 international dissertations, online versions from the SAMP (South Asia Microform Project), and much more. Specific examples include the CRL Nobel Laureates dissertation collection, Essays on African culture, Deutsche Kolonien : die Forderung des Dritten Reiches, Traditional Indian culture & other essays, and Indo-English literature: a collection of critical essays. More will be added periodically.
CRL is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, the organization supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines. CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from five “emerging” regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America.
For more news about electronic resources at WU Libraries, check the eCollection News blog at http://wulibraries.typepad.com/ecollection_news/.