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.

Review - They May Not Mean To, But They Do

Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews Cathleen Schine's "They May Not Mean To, But They Do" for the latest "Back in the Stacks" blog post:

Growing older, taking care of an aging spouse, learning to live alone -- I don’t know how Cathleen Schine wrings humor from these experiences, but she does. They May Not Mean To, But They Do is filled with hilarious and very human details, and it is a novel I savored.

From Book to Movie, 1853 and 1974

Film led Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy to the latest two books featured on her blog post, From Book to Movie, 1853 and 1974. The first film was "12 Years a Slave," which prompted her to seek out the original work on which the movie was based. The second book she reviews is "If Beale Street Could Talk" by James Baldwin. A film has not yet been made of this work, so you'll have to read on to find out how it is connected to a recent notable movie.

Read more on the Back in the Stacks blog.

Book Review: Hanukkah in America

How did a minor and relatively simple Jewish holiday become one of the most recognizable, important and visible celebrations of the year? In "Hanukkah in America: a History", Dianne Ashton theorizes that the holiday’s simplicity, and its occurrence in December, allowed American Jews to magnify it into a family and community marker to stand against the cultural dominance of Christmas.

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.

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.

Trial: Mercantile Newspapers

American Business: Mercantile Newspapers provides statistics-laden content from nearly 500 papers in a genre spawned by the rapid growth of shipping and international trade. Targeting wealthy merchants, professionals, and the educated elite, mercantile papers often were voluminous with a very large format, making production and subscription expensive. Much of the included information is unavailable elsewhere. Covers 1793-1900. Trial runs until May 31, 2017.

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