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Center for Research Libraries Research Guide


This guide will help you locate and access materials from the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.

Use the menu on the left to learn how you can borrow materials from CRL, including:

  • North American newspapers
  • Foreign dissertations (mostly from European institutions, dating back to the 1800s)
  • Foreign and U.S. state documents
  • Major major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East,  South Asia, and Southeast Asia


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