The University of Delaware Library announces the addition of American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries to its list of databases available to all University of Delaware faculty, students, and staff.
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is a joint project of Proquest, a publisher of online resources, and the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago, of which the University of Delaware Library is a long-standing member.
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries provides full-color scans of original print documents archived at the Center for Research Libraries. The collection spans the 19th century through the early 20th century, and contains labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles. The collection features dozens of trade journals in its list of titles.
There are currently over 450,000 pages and over 60 titles in American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries. There is projected to be a total of 3 million pages across hundreds of periodical titles by the time the project is complete.
American Periodicals from the Center for Research Libraries is available from the “Databases” page of the Library Web at [www.udel.edu/library/db/] or directly at [www2.lib.udel.edu/database/apcrl.html].
The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. CRL, on behalf of its cooperating member libraries, acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources, and makes them available to researchers through participating libraries by interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. Most of the materials acquired are quite specialized for where there is limited use and from outside of the United States, and many are from the emerging regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America. Cooperative acquisition reduces costs for the cooperating libraries. CRL [www.crl.edu] is based in Chicago and governed by a Board of Directors drawn entirely from the research and higher education community.
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