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Research Collections Online

Welcome to Research Collections Online (RCO).

RCO allows you to display the subject strengths of general library collections held by the members of the Scottish Confederation of University and Research Libraries (SCURL).

You can use the menu on the home page to search for subject strengths for a particular collection, or for a particular subject.

Browse collections

Use this option to select a collection before browsing the subject thesaurus.

You can then display and browse subject strengths for the selected collection.

Browse subject thesaurus

Use this option to browse the subject thesaurus, which groups subject topics into 2 hierarchical levels.

You can then display and browse the subject strengths of all collections for the selected subject topic.

Browse subjects

Use this option to browse through an alphabetical list of all subject topics.

Then select a topic to display subject strengths of all collections in the subject.

Search subjects

Use this option to search all subject topics.

Then select a topic to display subject strengths of all collections in the subject.

Subject strengths are assigned using the Conspectus scheme. See About Conspectus for more information.