Graduate Students & Postdocs

We offer a variety of services designed to make your learning, research, and teaching more effective.

Borrow from Another Institution

If you need access to materials that CMU does not own, you may be able to request materials from other institutions using the ILLiad or E-Z Borrow Services.


Secure & Backup Your Data

Your data is the basis of your research. If lost, its recovery could be slow, costly, or impossible. Secure, store, and backup your data on a regular basis.  


Dissertation and Thesis Resources

Most graduate students are required to submit copies of their theses and dissertations to the University Libraries.  The Libraries maintains KiltHub, a free, open access repository of CMU research, and provides access to and assistance with ProQuest Dissertations & Theses, a commercial repository and database of dissertations from institutions around the world.

Learn more in the Deposit your Dissertation or Thesis Research Guide.


Scholarly Research

Whether you want to navigate the many options for publishing your research to optimize its accessibility and impact; identify when and where your research has been cited, as well as the scope of its reach; or uncover potential collaborators and the funding to support your project, the Libraries can support you at every stage of your research process.

Learn more about our support for scholarly research.


Instruction Assistance

Our teaching and learning services include in-person and online support to teach critical research and information literacy skills that are directly relevant to your course. We can support your students through the development of research assignments, online modules, and supplemental online learning tools.

Learn more about instruction assistance.


Workshops & Training

Have you ever wanted to learn a skill, but haven’t found the time? Interested to learn more about library resources, straight from a librarian? Workshops at the Libraries are designed to help attendees learn a new skill, deepen their understanding of a specific topic, or gain exposure to an unfamiliar technology, tool, or technique.


Connect from Off Campus

Working remotely? Current CMU students, faculty, and staff have access to all electronic library materials from off campus.


Video Tutorials

Video tutorials created by Libraries staff and faculty walk you through how to use our services, step by step.