CRL resources include:
- 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s—the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America.
- 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles.
- More than 38,000 foreign journals that are rarely held in U.S. libraries.
- More than 800,000 foreign dissertations, mostly from European universities.
- Area Studies - Major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and more.