Barry’s GenSites: Center for Research Libraries
Posted on Aug 02, 2012
CRL is a consortium of North American universities, colleges and independent research libraries. The consortium acquires and preserves traditional and digital resources for research and teaching and makes them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. CRL holds more than four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources for research and teaching.
Searchable online is their "Special Collections Databases", which includes well-known research collections of college and university catalogs, primary and secondary textbooks and WWII war crimes tribunals, as well as lesser-known collections of railroad publications, courses of study and international central bank publications. Of special note are the "Foreign Newspapers" — more than 6,000 newspaper titles published outside the US and the "US Ethnic Newspapers" — more than 2,000 titles of periodicals and newspapers published by various ethnic groups in North America.
The CRL's Reading Room is located in Chicago, Illinois and use of the room is free to students, faculty and scholars from CRL member institutions (see their website for a list). There is a daily request fee for individuals who are not faculty, students or staff at a member institution. CRL lends to other libraries, not individuals. Requests must come from the non-member library's interlibrary loan department and fees will apply.
Category: Family History