Library News and Events

New CMU Libraries Website

Take a look at the Libraries’ new website, set to launch on February 20. Here are a few of the enhancements:

  • Clean design and improved navigation make it easier to find what you’re looking for. Tabs expand to explore Search & FindUsing the LibrariesResearch SupportData & Publishing and more.
  • Searching! Access a wide spectrum of resources, from our own collections to Google Scholar and WorldCat, from the big blue box. Media searches (ebooks, images, music, film & video). A powerful single search box at the top of every page.
  • Unique @ CMU highlights the university’s archives and special collections, many of them digital.
  • Getting Started pages introduce library services for undergraduates, graduates, staff, faculty, alumni and more.
  • Library news you can use in a concise visual display “above the fold.”

Enjoy! If you find typos, or something doesn’t work for you, please let us know.

Calling all Ph.D.’s: 3MT @ CMU

Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an internationally recognized competition that challenges Ph.D. students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just 3 minutes, in language that anyone can understand.

Any currently enrolled CMU Ph.D. candidate is eligible to compete. To participate, register online by Jan. 31.

CMU’s 2015 3MT competition begins with qualifying rounds in February and March, followed by a championship round in April. Qualifying round winners receive an iPad or the equivalent value as a research/travel grant. Championship winners receive $3000, $2000 and $1000 research/travel grants.

CMU & Pitt Libraries will explore collaboration

President Subra Suresh and Chancellor Patrick Gallagher of the University of Pittsburgh have announced that Carnegie Mellon and the Pitt will explore collaboration between their university library systems. Dean of CMU Libraries Keith Webster will work with Ron Larsen, Dean of the School of Information Sciences at Pitt to conduct a review of possible options that would enable both library systems to respond more fully to the evolving education and research needs of their respective campuses. As libraries touch every aspect of university life, the review will seek input from faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders in the both universities, as well as the city and region. Recommendations will be presented to the president and chancellor in June 2015.

ORCID Initiative @ CMU

Publishers and funding agencies are increasingly requiring researchers to have an ORCID identifier.  The University Libraries are leading an initiative to acquire ORCID IDs for all CMU researchers.  Two pilot ORCID acquisition projects are planned.  The first will acquire ORCIDs for selected CMU researchers in Qatar this summer.  The second will acquire ORCIDs for all researchers in CIT fall semester 2014.  ORCIDs will be acquired for other CMU researchers at a later date. For details, ORCID Initiative @ CMU.


Religion & Philosophy Collection: Key theological and philosophical resources spanning over 100 years. Covers world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history [...]

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Statista: An international statistics portal that integrates data on media, business, finance, politics, health, demographics, and many other areas, from 18,000 sources, most of which are private. Highly findable and usable data [...]

Tue, Jan 27, 2015

February 24, 2015, 5-6:30 PM
Baker Hall 235B
The PCR Team

With every figure, slide, and talk, we are building a scientific case – perhaps for the existence of a particle, for the necessity of a policy, [...]

Tue, Jan 20, 2015