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General history resources and subject specific resources for historical research

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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. 



Have a great      semester!

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Policy Map

A U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications. Useful for social sciences, urban studies, real estate and housing analysis, community and economic development, public administration, public health, policy and political science, education, business, economics, statistics, and geography, among others. Includes thousands of U.S. data indicators for demographic and socioeconomic analysis, from a neighborhood census block group in many cases, up to a national level.

Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles. Magazines have been scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color, with granular indexing of all articles, covers, ads and reviews.

Harper's Bazaar Archive

The complete archives of the US and UK editions of Harper's Bazaar magazine, a fashion, arts, and culture authority from 1867 to the present. Scanned in full color, it features detailed indexing and searchable text.

Vogue Archiveā€Ž

The full contents of Vogue magazine (US edition) in full color page image, from the first issue in 1892 to the present, with monthly updates for new issues.

This Day in History

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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

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.