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A research guide for students, faculty, postdocs, and staff in the School of Computer Science at CMU


Research guide for students, faculty, postdocs and staff at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University.

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What can the University Libraries help with?

Basic Help

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.

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 segments in your class about using the library, conducting a literature review, using citation tools and many other topics.

Physical Spaces

The University Libraries have four locations on campus. Hunt Library (main library, Humanities, Social Sciences, Visual & Performing Arts, and Business), Sorrells Engineering & Science Library (4400 Wean Hall, Computer Science, Engineering and Math), Mellon Library (4400 Fifth Ave, Biology, Chemistry, Physics). We also have a library in the Qatar Campus and liaisons for each satellite campus.

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.


Don't see what you need here or need tailored help? Contact your library liaison:

CSD, HCII, ISR, RI | Jessica Benner jbenner

CBD, LTI, ML | Huajin Wang huajinw

Or submit a ticket or chat to one of our general question services: