RCL Career Resources: Overview
RCL: Career Resources (CR) is the essential list of core resources for vocation, technical, and career education programs at two and four-year undergraduate institutions. It includes over 4,500 titles in 64 subject areas. The successor to Vocational and Technical Resources for Community College Libraries, CR contains a list of print and electronic resources essential for supporting programs in ten major career-oriented subject areas:
  • Allied Health
  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Computer and Information Technology
  • Criminal Justice and Law
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Graphic and Apparel Arts
  • Human Services
  • Sciences
Both professional researchers and beginning students will benefit from CR’s easy-to-use interface and discovery features. The CR content is maintained and continuously updated by a team of knowledgeable subject specialists ensuring that it is not only reliable but current.
CR has a variety of uses: it is consulted by faculty adapting to new curricula, by student researchers, by librarians for collection development purposes, and by colleges and accrediting agencies. RCL: Career Resources data is now included as a qualitative component in Intota™ Assessment, a collection development tool that allows libraries to assess collection holdings, usage, and impact across print and electronic formats.