Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

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Below are selected resources that support the teaching and research interests of the Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University.
General Resources

Subjects in History

Research Specialist
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Sue Collins
Senior Librarian
Hunt Library
Phone: 412-268-5019
Fax: 412-268-7148
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    a mapping application that lets users quickly create professional-quality thematic maps, graphs and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data, covers 1980-present.

    Life Photo Archive hosted by Google
    Search or browse about 10 million photos from the Life photo archives as well as some other collections.

    Pittsburgh Courier
    Search or browse full text articles from the city edition, 1911-2002

    American Periodicals Series Online
    Search, browse and display the full text of American magazines and journals 1740-1900.

    18th Century Collections Online
    Search, browse and display the full text of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas during 1700-1800. Materials include books and broadsides, Bibles, tract books and sermons, and printed ephemera, with works by many well-known and lesser-known authors. Subject areas include history geography, social sicences, fine arts, medicine, science, technology, law, general reference, literature and language. A work in progress, the database will contain 138,000 titlesand editions when completed in about 2010.

    Making of the Modern World
    Search, browse and display the full text of books and journal articles ca. 1460-1850. Materials are from the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University. The are useful for the study of early economic, political, business, and social history, and for researching the literature of economics from this period.

    Use the Chicago Manual of Style online!

    Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project: Search or browse the Jewish Criterion (1895-1962), the American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and the Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present).

    What's New Archive

       Featured Resources:
    79-200: Historical Evidence and Interpretation: The 1967 War: A Resource Guide

    79-219: The Holocaust in Historical Perspective: A Resource Guide

    79-382: Resources for African American Women's History in Pittsburgh

    Resource Guides for Specific History Classes

    Featured Resources Archive

       Did You Know...
        ...that you can access CMU databases with any ISP (Internet Service Provider)? See Off-campus/Wireless Access to use WebVPN or to download the client vpn.

    ...that by using E-ZBorrow you can get books from other libraries in 3-5 days?

    ...that you can find out when the history librarian will be at the reference desk? At My Andrew select "View Calendar" from the menu on the left and log on. Use the "View Agenda" icon, and search "Susan Collins."



      July 2010 --
      Sue Collins, Senior Librarian,