Help 4 3MT @ GCC

GCCinteraction1Have you signed up for the Three Minute Thesis challenge, to engage an audience and communicate your PhD thesis research in just 3 minutes? The GCC in Hunt Library has your back!

Watch our video on creating a successful 3MT presentation (also available on our Handouts and Resources page, under “Online Video Series”). Make a tutoring appointment to get communication tips and help creating your slide, or to practice delivering your presentation in our private conference room.

Learn all about 3MT. Qualifying rounds for 3MT@CMU will be scheduled during February and March in Posner Center. The final championship round is set for April 7, 2015, in Rashid Auditorium. All rounds are open for anyone to attend.


Data Services Librarian

LZilinskiLisa D. Zilinski has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as Data Services Librarian. Her research experience and interests include data management principles, vocabulary development, knowledge transfer, data education, and information dissemination and access practices. “With her knowledge and skills, Lisa will make an invaluable contribution to addressing the issues related to data management at CMU,” said Director of Scholarly Publishing, Archives & Data Services Gabrielle Michalek. Zilinski comes to Pittsburgh from Purdue University Libraries, where she was an assistant professor of library science and a data specialist in the Research Data Division. She holds a BA in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University, an MS in Human Resource Management from Nova Southeastern University, and an MS in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Contact information:, 412-268-6107, HL 240. Zilinski replaces Steven Van Tuyl.


NEW: Statista

StatistaStatistics on populations, industries, economics, media, opinion, politics, lifestyles, and many other topics. Easy to use. Downloadable with publication rights. Reports and graphic displays available.

From our friends in the Global Communication Center

GCC logoThe Global Communication Center (GCC) located in Hunt Library supports the Carnegie Mellon University community by providing advice to help plan and develop strong written, oral, and visual communication projects.

Highly trained GCC tutors can help with any academic communication task, including course papers, lab reports, presentations, scientific posters, dissertation or grant proposals, journal articles, emails to advisors or potential employers, and application materials.

Schedule Appointments

CMU students can schedule up to 15 free appointments per semesterOff-campus students who are unable to come to the library for face-to-face appointments now have an option to request etutoring appointments. Students using the email service will be sent a screen-capture video containing a tutor’s feedback within 24 hours of their appointment time. Email appointments are available on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.

Register for Grammar Groups

These informal groups meet every two weeks to discuss specific types of sentences and writing situations that typically cause difficulty for non-native English speakers. You must be a current Carnegie Mellon student to attend.  Registration ends the day before the meeting.

University Archivist

julia-corrinJulia Corrin has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries as the University Archivist, responsible for the administration and management of Carnegie Mellon University Archives, located in Hunt Library. The University Archives collects and preserves records and personal papers of historical or administrative importance to the university, generated by faculty, academic departments, administrative offices or campus organizations, and makes them available for reference and research. “Julia’s experience with the preservation of digital records will move the University Archives forward as we continue to acquire, manage and preserve at-risk born-digital materials generated by our academic community,” said Director of Scholarly Publishing, Archives and Data Services Gabrielle Michalek. Corrin comes to Pittsburgh from Arkansas State University, where she was the Political Collections Archivist. She holds a BA in American Studies from Carleton College, and an MS in Information, Archives and Records Management from the University of Michigan. Corrin succeeds Patrick Trembeth, who had a one-year temporary appointment.

AR Economics Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Annual Reviews Economic Collection

Three new databases: CMU now has access to the latest Economics Collection (2013-2014) from Annual Reviews.

Annual Review of Economics
Annual Review of Financial Economics
Annual Review of Resource Economics


tr_logo_twitter_whtNew database: InCites

Thomson Reuters’ InCites is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web that enables you to analyze institutional productivity and benchmark your output against peers worldwide.