Underline Science Trial

Students use microscopes in class

Imagine sitting across from Nobel laureates and top scientists, sharing the genesis of their ground-breaking research and scientific advances! It’s possible through Underline Science, a digital library with more than 25,000 curated and aggregated videos and lectures from top scientific and medical conferences.

The Libraries is offering a trial for Underline Science through July 31, 2023.

Underline is a platform that hosts scholarly conferences in streaming video format for a truly academic viewing experience; this is no YouTube! There are videos from over 100 CMU faculty, researchers, graduate students and postdocs included so far. Researchers are able to cite their work and include the videos in course syllabi and use the database as another source for reputable content when conducting research. Each video includes a DOI and transcripts and their platform meets WCAG 2.1AA standards to ensure an accessible experience for all users.

Streaming video platforms in the academic, public library and corporate research market have typically focused on delivering content ranging from documentary film, to lectures, to visualized experiments, and short, instructional or informational content. Until now, no platform has sought to curate and aggregate presentations from scientific conferences around the globe. By growing the scope of the scientific network and tapping into the global ecosystem of scientific conference presentations, Underline Science is supporting the search for information to support inquiry into some of the most pressing research challenges of our time.

Feature image: Students use microscopes in class (c.1955), found in CMU Digital Collections