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.

New Database: DRAM

DRAM contains American music represented by the New World Records and CRI label(s), which merged in 2007. From folk to opera, Native American to jazz, 19th century classical to early rock, musical theater, contemporary, electronic and beyond, New World has served composers, artists, students and the general public since its inception in 1975 with a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

New Database: CB Insights

CB Insights is a comprehensive global database of private companies and investors activities. Contains advanced searches for private companies, investors, and deals information (especially private equity and venture capital). Also great for news on emerging markets. An excellent resource for startups and entrepreneurship research. (NOTE: You must create an account using your CMU email).

Reconstructing CMU History

In an office at Carnegie Mellon University, relics from the founding fathers of artificial intelligence aren't rotting away or collecting dust. Instead, they're put on show as part of an installation that takes the lifework of original AI scientists Allen Newell and Herbert Simon and brings it to life within the very technology they dedicated their lives to creating.

Time Magazine Archive

Explore the complete digital version of more than 77 years of the prominent weekly news magazine, dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format. Published weekly by Time Inc., the magazine has focused on conveying to a broad audience a wide range of topics, including national and international current events, politics, sports, health, technology, and entertainment.

Concise Writing

WORKSHOP: Achieve Clear and Concise Writing

Have you ever been told that your writing is too wordy? This workshop offers several simple and effective strategies to improve the concision and clarity of your writing.

Introducing: KiltHub

And the name of our repository is...KiltHub! On April 13, the University Libraries announced the winner of the repository naming competition in the Hunt Library Lobby as part of a series of events for National Library Week. Built on the figshare platform, the repository is intended to be an online archive that provides open access to the scholarly work being done at CMU. The naming competition ran from February 28 – March 24, 2017 and was open to all members of the CMU community.

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