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.

OnArchitecture Video Library

OnArchitecture 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. Access is provided by the University Libraries. Click here to visit OnArchitecture.

Introducing dSHARP

After a year of informal activities, we are pleased to announce the official founding of digital Sciences, Humanities, and Arts: Research and Publication--or, as we will hereafter acronym it, dSHARP. We are a (virtual) center co-sponsored by the University Libraries and Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, with a core mission of promoting innovative digital research and publication at CMU.

Zotero 5.0: Beyond Citation Management

Our research librarians contribute monthly to our new blog, The Intrepid Researcher, to give you the latest on the most effective resources, tips, and tools to optimize your work at every step of the research process. The first post features an overview of the latest 5.0 releast of the open source citation management tool, Zotero and examples of advanced ways to use it. Read the post.

Open Access Week 2017

The University Libraries invites you to participate in Open Access Week 2017, an annual international event promoting open access to peer-reviewed work as a new norm in research and scholarship. To celebrate, the Libraries, which has organized Open Access Week activities on campus since 2010, is hosting three signature events. All events are in the Den in Sorrells Library. 

Trial Database: RIPM

RIPM is an international, highly annotated database with detailed content analysis of writings on musical history and culture between 1800-1950. It currently indexes the contents of 140 music periodicals and offers more than 5,000 English-language translations of articles from journals in other languages.

Grant Research Session

The University Libraries offer numerous services and resources to support the work of research administrators and researchers. In this session, learn about library support and resources to help researchers comply with funder policies for data and publication sharing, publish in open access journals, develop data management plans and share work via the CMU institutional repository. Also, hear an introduction to Dimensions, a newly acquired database of awarded research funding worldwide. This program is part of the R.A.I.S.E. Non-Curriculum Training.

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