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RCMI provided increased funding for books and materials. The support was especially useful in updating and refurbishing the Reference collection and strengthening pharmacology and toxicology library books holdings on the graduate level. Expensive reference texts held at Coleman Library are seldom duplicated in branch libraries, especially titles that are multidisciplinary in subject treatment. As a result of the policy, general encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as multidisciplinary health science materials basic to reference and research needs were out-of-date or nonexistent in the Pharmacy Library. RCMI funds were used to purchase these as well as duplicate volumes of heavily used reserve books.