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Published in Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian, 29 (2010), pp. 65–80; doi: 10.1080/01639260903571880 Copyright © 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Used by permission.


The purpose of this study was to discover what libraries belonging to the Association of Research Libraries are subscribing to in support of multicultural and diversity research. A list of bibliographic and digital collections was created and searched for in the online public access catalogs of academic and research libraries in 2005 and 2008. A list of recommended e-resources was derived based on the ownership of Association of Research Libraries member libraries and Magazine for Libraries 2006 and 2009. During the three-year interval there was a 45.8 percent increase in subscriptions to the multicultural and diversity databases.