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Center for Research Libraries: Topic Guides

The Center for Research Libraries is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.

What are Topic Guides at the Center for Research Libraries?

As part of CRL’s Global Resources Forum, topic guides provide insights on key source materials for research in areas of special interest to CRL libraries.  The topic guides cover a wide range of subject areas and highlight selected CRL resources and essays that survey current challenges of collecting primary source materials in various subject areas.

How Do I Get to Topic Guides at CRL?

You can access a list of CRL topic guides from this link.  The guides vary widely in the amount of information they contain about information and CRL resources related to the corresponding subject areas.

What if I Need Help with CRL Topic Guides?

Need help using a Topic Guide or its resources?  Contact your Copley Library subject specialist.

Don't see a Topic Guide for your area?  CRL will consult with you to help you find CRL resources that are most relevant to you.  Contact Mary Wilke, CRL's Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director.

What Kind of Resources are Listed in a CRLTopic Guide?

Most Topic Guides include a tabbed section on resources located in the CRL Collections.  This CRL Collections tab may include descriptions of a resource or collection as well as a catalog link to the bibliographic record in the CRL catalog, if there is a record.  Many resources listed on this tab also have an online guide available to highlight items that you might find in the resource.  See the example below: