RCL Plus: FAQs
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What is RCL Plus?
RCL Plus is a comprehensive bibliographic resource that identifies the essential core titles across two-year and four-year undergraduate institutions. RCL Plus contains all RCL and CR content and defines the recommended core collection for career, vocational, and technical programs, as well as traditional liberal arts and sciences curricula. Its seamless coverage includes print materials (monographs, series, and reference works), as well as electronic materials such as web-based databases. Learn more about RCL Plus and the database features. Learn more about RCL and CR.
How many records are in the RCL Plus database?
RCL Plus contains over 85,000 titles across 117 curriculum-specific subject headings.
How does RCL Plus benefit students?
Students will benefit from the fact that academic librarians and faculty have already evaluated and curated the RCL Plus content. RCL Plus lists the books, websites, and other resources which are most useful for undergraduates in any field of study, at any level of study. Whether students are career-oriented or pursuing traditional liberal arts and sciences programs, RCL Plus identifies the resources undergraduates most need for research and coursework.
How does RCL Plus benefit faculty and researchers?
RCL Plus titles are those which are critical for teaching undergraduates at both two-year and four-year institutions. This comprehensive core collection balances standard works, landmarks of scholarship, and long-established classics with contemporary works reflecting current research, practices, and publications. Faculty who are developing syllabi or curricula can use RCL Plus to select the most appropriate materials to complement their teachings. Additionally, faculty, librarians, and administrators working together to establish a new undergraduate program, minor, or major will benefit from consulting RCL Plus to ensure the collection contains the appropriate works to support undergraduate study.
How does RCL Plus benefit librarians?
RCL Plus is a time-saving collection development and analysis tool that helps librarians to discover, build, and refine the library’s collection with titles that support the entire college curriculum. Librarians benefit from the most comprehensive core list available, containing all of the credible, expertly evaluated content from both RCL and CR. RCL Plus is available online via the enhanced RCL, featuring powerful discovery and organization tools, including Choice full-text reviews, BCL3 and OAT identifiers, curriculum-specific subject hierarchies, FRBRized format information, and authoritative bibliographic data from Bowker.
Is there a free trial available?
Yes. Contact a representative today to sign up for a 1 week trial!