Services Directory

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Altmetric Explorer

Altmetric's mission is to track and analyze the online activity around scholarly research outputs.


The University Libraries collects data on its services, collections, and programming to make data-informed decisions in service to the CMU community.


Citations & Referencing

The University Libraries offers several resources that can help you manage your citations. Citation Styles and Management can help you with citation and citation management

Connecting from Off Campus

Current CMU students, faculty, and staff have access to electronic library materials from off campus. All other users must be on campus and request temporary computer access to use electronic materials.

Copy, Print & Scan

The Libraries offers a list of printers, scanners, & copiers available at each location. Step-by-step instructions are posted at the machines.

Copyright & Fair Use

Members of the Carnegie Mellon community are expected to obey the Copyright Law of the United States. Managing your copyrights effectively and using other people's copyrighted work in compl


Data & Code Support

We offer support for open source coding languages and data science tools for anyone in the CMU community working on research, class projects, or simply learning a new skill.  

Data Visualization

Are you currently involved in work that could be augmented by visualizing your data for analysis or to communicate your findings to the public?

Databases, eResources & Tools

Explore an A-Z listing of databases, datasets, and research support tools aimed at assisting students, faculty, and staff members throughout the r

Digitization Services

Our Digital Collections feature a wide range of materials including newspapers, maps, manuscripts, letters, publications, and more.



Elements is the shared research information management system at CMU, which collects and maintains academic and research activities in one convenient location.


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Services

Geographic Information Systems are tools that allow you to manipulate spatial data. Spatial data include vector data (e.g., shapefiles), raster images (e.g., GeoTIFFs), LiDAR, and others. Spatial inquiry and analysis is of growing interest in multiple disciplines.


KiltHub Repository & Collection

Provided by the University Libraries, KiltHub is the comprehensive institutional repository and research collaboration platform for research data and scholarly outputs produced by members of Carnegie Mel


LibKey Nomad

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that facilitates access to the Libraries' full text resources as you find research on the web.


Open Science & Data Collaborations

Open Science & Data Collaborations (OSDC) is a University Libraries program supporting collaborative, transparent, openly accessible, and reproducible research across all disciplines at Carnegie Mellon University.

Open Science Framework

Developed by the non-profit, Center for Open Science, Open Science Framework (OSF), is an open source research management platform that supports reproducible and open research. Getting Started  

Open Source Programs Office (OSPO)

The open source programs office (OSPO) raises awareness and capacity for open source software to better develop, manage, curate, and share it for research, education, translation, and broader impact.



Redivis is a cloud platform for storing and working with datasets, including sensitive data types and big data. CMU affiliates can host datasets up to 1 TB for free on the platform.

Research Data Management

What services do the Libraries offer to support research data management for researchers, faculty, and students across all disciplines at CMU? What are recommended practices for data management planning? How do you create robust metadata?

Research/Reference Help

Our personnel are information specialists with extensive knowledge of disciplinary information sources and methods who can help with everything from a first-year assignment to dissertation work and grant-funded research projects.

RIMS - Research Information Management Services

Research Information Management Services (RIMS) brings together information about scholarship, creative practices, and funded research endeavors, as well as teaching, service, awards, and leadership accomplishments.



SciVal is a web-based analytics solution that provides comprehensive access to the research performance of over 20,000 research institutions and their associated researchers f



Tableau is a software that helps you create more dynamic and appealing visualizations for your class projects, research, or just for fun!



Zotero is a free, open source tool for helping you collect, organize, cite and share your research sources.