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History: Welcome!

General history resources and subject specific resources for historical research

What's New

What Does a History Librarian Do?

At Carnegie Mellon, each department and/or school has a librarian assigned to it.  As the librarian to the history department, I buy the history books for the library.  I also prepare library guides (like this one!) that help users understand what resources we have for their research and teaching interests.  Upon request, I also can do instruction sessions on particular history topics or resources.   In addition, I explain and inform the history faculty and students about library policies and other related library information they need to know.  I am available, by appointment or via email, for research consultations, helping you find the best resources for your topic or how best to use the resources that we have.  I also  serve on several library committees and  work on library projects when necessary. 



Welcome to Carnegie Mellon!! And to those returning,

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What's New

More Historical Newspapers

The University Libraries have added 33 historical newspapers from Proquest to its list of historical resources. Included are U. S. and international papers, as well as some Jewish and African-American ones. To access see the Libraries' Databases A-Z list, H for Historical Newspapers. To see all the newspapers the Libraries provide see the Newspapers guide.

History Vault

Access to millions of primary source, cross-searchable, full-text/full-image documents on the most widely studied topics in 19th and 20th-century American history. Search or browse digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and many more primary source materials.

News, Policy & Politics Magazine Archive (feat. Newsweek)‎ (1918 - 2015)

Backfiles of 15 major magazines (including the Newsweek archive), spanning areas including current events, international relations, and public policy.


Politico is an American political-journalism company based in Arlington County, Virginia, that covers politics and policy in the United States. POLITICO Pro was launched in February 2011 to provide ahead-of-the-curve reporting similar to the high-impact, high-velocity brand of journalism that made POLITICO Washington’s ultimate must read.

Pro currently provides coverage of multiple policy areas including: finance, energy, health care, technology, and transportation, and recently announced the addition of education, agriculture, and trade coverage to meet subscriber demand.

Education Magazine Archive‎ (1910 - 2015)

Archive of magazines in the field of education, ranging from the early 20th to 21st centuries. The publications are aimed at teachers and other educational professionals and chart the evolution of educational policy, practice and theory.

Welcome to Carnegie Mellon!!

New to Carnegie Mellon or the CMU History Department?

I'm so glad you've chosen Carnegie Mellon and the History Department for your studies!  Welcome to the campus, and welcome to a library guide that I hope will be of help to you during your time here.  Each department at Carnegie Mellon has a librarian that is responsible for specialized reference services, class instruction in library resources, and managing the book and journal budgets.  My name is Sue Collins and I am the librarian for the history department (as well as part of Engineering and Public Policy). I am based in Hunt Library (the Social Sciences and Humanities library). Don't hesitate to ask for help at any point in your career here.



History Librarian

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Sue Collins
Sue Collins
Senior Librarian
109E Hunt Library
Map to Sue's Office
4909 Frew St.
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh PA 15213

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