New Database Trials

The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries currently offers trial online access to the following databases. These trials are available on a temporary basis only. University Libraries will make a decision about subscribing to these electronic resources based on interest, cost, and usability.

To view permanent additions and changes to databases available at the University Libraries, see our A-Z Databases page.

Please send your feedback, evaluation, comments, and questions to the email listed with each resource below. For access problems, please contact us.

Yearbook of International Organizations

  • Description: This resource provides information and statistics about over 37,000 active international organizations and 38,000 inactive organizations. It includes international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations representing more than 300 countries.  Included are statistics, biographies of key officers, publication bibliographies and more.
  • Trial expires: March 14, 2018
  • Feedback: Sarah Young,


  • Description: On Architecture is an online collection of original architecture-related videos, including interviews with primary contemporary architects, and portrayals of key works. OnArchitecture offers opportunities for discovery and self-learning, and provides a global perspective of the discipline of architecture.  
  • Trial expires: December 30, 2018
  • Feedback: Martin Aurand,

People Magazine Archive

  • Description: Published by Time Inc., the magazine has focused on the stories of people in and behind the news. Each issue contains a blend of celebrity and human interest stories. Database coverage is from the first issue in March, 1974 through December, 2000, in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Articles and cover pages are fully indexed and advertisements are individuallyidentified. Taken as a whole, the archive chronicles popular culture and trends over time.
  • Trial expires: March 31, 2018
  • Feedback: Sue Collins,
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