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Introducing the Newly Updated Bowker Book Analysis System

Introducing Bowker Book Analysis System (BBAS), the newly updated library collection management tool from ProQuest. This powerful collection-assessment tool eliminates tedious manual comparison via customized reports for data cleansing and management, and compares your library holdings against the comprehensive core bibliography of Resources for College Libraries (RCL). BBAS provides instant identification of the gaps and overlaps in your monograph collection—so you can make better informed selection decisions, while saving time and resources for your library.

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The Resources for College Libraries database is designed to connect high-quality titles to higher education institutions, all in an easy-to-use, responsive interface.

The database features:

  • 90,000+ records across 125 curriculum-driven subject disciplines
  • 4,500 new titles added each year, on average
  • Select full-text Choice reviews and Choice OAT identifiers
  • LC classification for search and browse
  • Connect directly to local catalog holdings

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Use Cases

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From supporting student success to ensuring diverse collections, RCL provides academic librarians with time-saving and trustworthy content. Whether you are undertaking a weeding project to make more study space, creating library guides for research support, or need assurance that you are selecting the best resources in the discipline, RCL helps simplify your workflow and build quality collections.

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With RCL, students easily find quality-based resources for research assignments. RCL’s curated collection is built for strategic exploration, helping connect learners to the subject literature and better understand the evolving contexts and constructs of scholarly inquiry.

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From identifying new course materials to conducting literature reviews, RCL ensures that teaching faculty have access to current and canonical titles. For engaged educators balancing teaching and scholarship, RCL serves as a time-saving discovery tool.

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The RCL database is available in three subscription options, allowing you to select the content that suits your institution’s curriculum and collection development needs. From allied health to world history, RCL’s subject disciplines cover the primary programs of study across two- and four-year colleges and universities, supporting both the traditional liberal arts and technical college degree tracks.

RCL covers the four-year liberal arts and sciences college curriculum.
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RCL Career Resources covers the two-year community and technical college curriculum.
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RCL Plus includes access to all RCL + RCL Career Resources content, for those institutions supporting workforce education and liberal arts study.
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