Smith College is a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), which acquires and
preserves "unique and little-known documents." The collections, which number about five
million items, are international in scope and made available to researchers at member institutions
through interlibrary loan, electronic delivery, and on-site use at CRL in Chicago.
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Smith researchers may contact Mary Wilke, CRL’s Member Liaison and Outreach Services Director, with a reference question or problem. She will help you identify material of interest on your topic, materials for classroom use, specific pieces needed from a set, possible material for purchase using one of CRL’s Cooperative Resource Development Programs, possible donors to digital projects, and partners to supply missing material for digital project.
Search all collections or limit to serials, newspapers, dissertations, or digital materials.
Look for the holding library code “CRL” when searching Worldcat.
Provides insights on key source materials for research in areas of special interest to CRL libraries,” for example:
Young Library 108
Libraries Service Desk:
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