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About this guide

This guide will help you get started with using and connecting to library resources.  The links in this guide provide some general and multi-disciplinary resources, as well as resources specific to Mellon College discipline areas.  Navigate the guide using the tabs about or the following links:

  • Finding books: This tab guides you to print and electronic books including reference resources like encyclopedias and handbooks to help you start your research.
  • Finding journal articles:  The library offers a wealth of research databases to find and access scholarly research articles in any discipline.
  • Citing sources:  Save hours of time by using tools like Mendeley to organize and cite research articles and other resources. This page also link to online citation style guides.

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From the CMU Library Homepage you can search for materials across the library system including books, music, dissertations, and journal articles.

You can search by keywords, title, author or call number using the Advanced Search feature of the library catalog.

The results page will list CMU holdings and will be sorted by relevance by default.  You can sort by date, author, title and call number using the drop-down menu in the upper right-hand corner of the search results. 

If the library doesn't have what you're looking for, consider Interlibrary Loan for access to non-CMU holdings.


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