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Research guide for the Information Networking Institute

What can the University Libraries help with?

The University Libraries has many different programs and resources. See the options below for different services we offer. You can also search for specific services in our Services Directory.

Basic Help

Borrowing and Requesting items

CMU community members can borrow items and request items through one of our resource sharing options for free. You can learn about the loan periods and other policies on our borrow and request page or in our FAQs.

Databases and Books

We subscribe to over 700 databases and digital platforms with content. You can access the full listing in our A-Z list or search our ebook platforms, or search for all books or journals/conferences directly in our catalog Primo.

Learning to search our resources

You can set up a 1:1 to learn about our resources and get a tailored session for your current project. Library Liaisons are also available to give full guest lectures or small segmencts in your class about using the library, conducting a literature review, using citation tools and many other topics. To learn about how liaisons can help your teaching, you can browse our 2022 Teaching Menu.

Specialized Help

Bibliographic analysis

We have several tools that are useful for managing your scholarly profile or conducting bibliographic analysis. Learn more about these services on our guide on Measuring Your Research Impact.

Help managing your research data

The Libraries have specialists who can help you with data. Finding data, managing data, analyzing data, sharing data, and completing Data Management Plans for your grant. You can find more information about these services on our Data 101 guide.

Resources to find grants and other funding opportunities

We have two databases where you can find upcoming funding opportunities, GrantForward and Pivot. We also provide access to a tool called Dimensions* that can show you what grants CMU and other institutions have received in recent years. *You must register to access the grant information.

Conducting and writing a systematic review

We have a team of liaisons who are trained to conduct systematic reviews and relevant tools. This is much more in depth than a regular literature review. You can learn more about the team, their projects and available resources on our Systematic Reviews guide.


Seamless Access with Browser Tools

Can't find what you need in the catalog or one of our databases?

If you need access to materials that CMU does not own, you may be able to request materials from other institutions using the following services:

  • ILLiad: Request books, articles, theses and more! (First time users will be asked to register before requesting items)
  • E-ZBorrow: Request books from 50+ participating academic libraries. Turnaround is typically 3-5 business days.

Both services require you to use your Andrew ID and password to log in (for E-ZBorrow, you can also log in using your 9-digit CMU ID number). You will be notified by email when your materials are ready for pick up.

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