New Evidence Synthesis Service

The University Libraries is pleased to announce a new service to support evidence synthesis across disciplines. Evidence synthesis includes methods such as systematic reviews and meta-analyses, scoping reviews, systematic mapping reviews, rapid reviews and other systematic or structured approaches to literature reviews. These methods can be applied to understand what existing research can tell us about what works or doesn’t work for policy and practice and identify areas of knowledge gaps and knowledge saturation.

Introducing LibKey Nomad

The Libraries provide access to millions of journal articles. While you can access this content through our website and catalog, you probably encounter research articles more often while browsing the web, or through sources like Google Scholar, Wikipedia and PubMed. The Libraries' subscription content can be accessed from the our website, but that may require searches of the catalog and multiple clicks to find what you need.

Libraries Continue to Support CMU Community

Before all locations of the University Libraries closed on March 20 to support the social distancing measures that prevent the spread of COVID-19, library faculty and staff were already taking steps to prepare the CMU community for the transition to remote instruction. Pivoting quickly to scan print materials, move office hours online, and consult on copyright issues—among many other tasks—the Libraries’ responsive action minimized disruptions to the teaching, learning and research mission of the university during this rapidly changing time.

Virtual Office Hours

dSHARP Office Hours are informal consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. And now, through the end of the semester, they're virtual!

dSHARP and the Data CoLab are co-hosting virtual open consulting/open office hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. During this time, join us for small group and one-on-one consultations. You can connect via a public channel in Slack: #virtual_consult