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Global Resources Center (GRC)

The Global Resources Center focuses upon the political, socio-economic, historical, and cultural aspects of countries and regions around the globe from the 20th century onward, with specialized resource centers on the areas below.

About the Global Resources Center

The Global Resources Center (GRC) is a specialized library service point tailored to the needs of GW’s globally-focused academic programs. The GRC offers a unique combination of print, electronic, and digital resources, including many in English and foreign languages. 

Specialists in regional and country-level studies are available to GW students, faculty, and the broader DC community of researchers and analysts to guide research and assist in locating difficult-to-find international research materials.   

Read testimonials from researchers who have used the Global Resources Center.


Today’s Hours

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Contact the Global Resources Center (GRC)

Gelman Library, Suite 708
2130 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20052
phone: (202) 994-7105
email: grc@gwu.edu

Global Resources Center (GRC) Librarians & Staff

China Documentation Center Librarian
Okinawa Collection/Japan Resource Center Librarian