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.

Anti-Racist Reading List

In a recent message to the university community, President Jahanian stated that “it is up to each one of us — no matter our background — to confront and dismantle racism and injustice wherever they exist.”

Consider the Libraries a trusted source for educational resources to learn more about racism and the practice of anti-racism. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our print materials are temporarily unavailable but we’ve curated a list of digital materials below that are all available to access immediately.

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.

Special Collections Houses Rare Edition of Vaccine Origins

As we all anxiously await the outcome of ongoing clinical trials seeking a COVID-19 vaccine, Carnegie Mellon University scholars, students, faculty, and staff might be surprised to learn that the Posner Collection holds a first-edition copy of the foundation text of modern immunology and vaccination: Edward Jenner’s "An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England" (London, 1798). In his scholarly blog post, Dr.

Remote Access to Library Resources

Visit our Remote Resources page to learn how to access our resources and specialists when our spaces are closed or if you are working remotely. Here you'll find information about connecting to online resources from off campus, online account access, course instruction and support, and a curated list of free textbooks and extended resources to support remote teaching and learning.