Carnival Hours for Fine & Rare Book Room

Back on campus for Carnival weekend? We've extended the open hours of the Fine and Rare Book Room to make it easier for alumni and visitors to view the Traub-McCorduck collection, including the two Enigma machines.

Fine and Rare Book Room Open Hours for Carnival Weekend

  • Friday 4/20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday 4/21, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

On Monday, April 30, we return to our typical open hours of 4 - 6 p.m., M - F.

Introduction to Systematic Reviews

If you’re conducting a comprehensive literature search, perhaps for a dissertation literature review or a grant proposal, how do you know when you’ve done enough? This is a common question and there’s no simple answer. However, there are some methods that can help you feel more confident that you’ve done your due diligence and that other researchers can pick up where you left off if need be.

Read more on "The Intrepid Researcher."

Two Views of Columbine

Blogging about a topic that is, sadly, still relevant today, Cataloging Specialist Jan Hardy reviews two books about the Columbine high school shooting. "A Mother’s Reckoning: Living in the Aftermath of Tragedy" by Sue Klebold is a memoir by the mother of one of the shooters, who shares her insights on how evil can seem so recognizable in retrospect, yet hidden right before our eyes. 

2018 3MT Winners

Doctoral students took the stage at Kresge Auditorium to describe their research and its significance in three minutes or less during the finals of Carnegie Mellon University's Three Minute Thesis competition.

Blockchain in the Library

Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Jason Griffey discussed how Blockchain, the much-hyped technology behind the cryptocurrency Bitcoin, can be adapted to improve the way libraries store information. Griffey is an affiliate fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and the creator of The LibraryBox Project, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

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