Open Access Week

Stop by Sorrells today from 12:30-2:00pm Thurs. Oct. 24. We have a limited number of free jump drives and are providing snacks to celebrate Open Access Week.  Learn more about access to research AND YOU!  Stop by for some brochures on the topic or visit our Scholarly Communications website:




NEW CLOSING DATE:  October 13.

Wanted:  CIT students:
Have something to say?
Need an outlet?
Consider the TEDxCMU event!
The TEDxCMU event will take place on March 2, 2014.
Register now!


Welcome to Fall semester 2013!

We are waiting for the Sorrells Engineering & Science Library to reopen after summer remodeling--should be soon, hopefully on Monday August 26.  Check the library webpage for the official announcement.  We are anxious for you to experience the redesigned space.  Introduce yourself to an Engineering Librarian:  Donna Beck will be in 4408; Lynn Berard in 4409; Matt Marsteller in 4405.

The Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, next door neighbors to our campus, is done with their wait! The corpse flower bloomed on August 20, 2013.  Typically these flowers only bloom every 6-10 years.

As a current student of Carnegie Mellon University, you have FREE OF CHARGE access to Phipps. 
Go over and take a break from your studies.  If you don't have time to see "Romero," you will definitely discover something else blooming.


What's that I see on the Library's home page Articles and Databases,
 A-Z list?
Yes!  It is the ASTM Digital Library! 
According to ASTM: 
"The ASTM Standards and Engineering Digital Library is a vast collection of industry-leading standards and technical engineering information.  The Library covers a broad range of engineering disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, environmental, geological, health and safety, industrial, materials science, mechanical, nuclear, petroleum, soil science, and solar engineering."
Try a search today and obtain an immediate PDF download.
Questions or suggestions about STANDARDS?
See the Engineering Resources guide:
or email us at:




Publish life science articles in F1000Research for free
CMU life science authors can benefit from an agreement whereby all submissions to F1000Research are FREE until March 31, 2013. To redeem this exclusive offer just quote the code NERL21 upon submission. The offer is based on the University Libraries’ membership in the North East Research Libraries consortium (NERL).
F1000Research officially launched at the start of this year and has published over 100 articles to date. As the first Open Science journal for life scientists, it offers significant advantages to authors including an easy submission process that differs from other open access journals.
Please read the author guidelines and email submissions to research@f1000.com.
If you have any questions, contact research@f1000.com.