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Mississippi State University Libraries has expanded access to critical research materials in the humanities, sci ences, and social sciences by more than 4.5 million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources by enrolling in the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) consortium.

CRL is a consortium of 260-plus university, college, and independent research libraries that acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources and makes them available to both member institutions and non-members through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery. These additional resources, which occupy more than 40 miles of shelf space and numerous servers at the CRL facility in Chicago, Ill., are now available to all faculty, students, and staff.

Benefits for MSU Libraries patrons include: unlimited access to CRL collections, unlimited free interlibrary loan access, project-length loan periods, third-day delivery on the vast majority of loaned materials, and an array of collaborative acquisition programs and user services designed by librarians to facilitate scholarly research and support collection development activities.

CRL's collections include the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America; more than 38,000 international journals that are rarely held in U.S. libraries; more than 800,000 non-U.S./non-Canadian doctoral dissertations; and major collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and holdings that support in-depth research in areas such as human rights, history of science, cultural studies, international diplomacy, and more.

For more information on MSU Libraries and to peruse its numerous databases, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/.

About MSU Libraries:

Mississippi State University Libraries is a premier research library providing its communities of users an ongoing, creative, technologically advanced library program that provides new and emerging technologies; enhances and inspires teaching, research, and service of the highest caliber in an environment of free and open inquiry and with a commitment to excellence. For more information about MSU Libraries, please visit http://library.msstate.edu/ .

MSU, Mississippi's flagship research university, is online at www.msstate.edu.