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English Collection Policy

Sets forth the parameters for collecting in the discipline of literatures in English


Monographs, monographic series, serials, specialized reference works, conference proceedings, media (including DVDs or streaming items) and recordings are regularly sought; excluded are most anthologies, dissertations, manuscripts, maps, and most collections of previously published materials.


To broaden accessibility, journals are sought online when this format is available. Print may be cancelled to reduce costs when ownership of the online version is assured. Online access that requires additional costs with a print subscription will be sought selectively within the amount budgeted for English journals. Monographs and other types are generally purchased as printed text though other formats are considered, including digital formats or microforms.

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