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21W.035 - Fall 2014 Science Writing and New Media: Home

Library locations for this class

The primary collections for literature on engineering and science will be found in Barker (engineering) and Hayden Libraries (Science).  

Discover writings

There are a wealth of resources to support your research on science and engineering topics.  The list below covers some of the starting points we reviewed in the class session. 

Find articles and books

Get articles:

  1. Try the SFX button SFX (or any link that says full text) in the database, if one is present. Note: For this to work in PubMed  or Google Scholar use the Vera PubMed url: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/pubmed or Google Scholar url: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/googlescholar/.
  2. If you can't link via SFX, search Vera for electronic access.  Finally, search for the name of the journal in Barton.
  3. If we don't own the journal Interlibrary Borrowing is an option, with most articles delivered in 1-2 workdays. 

Get books:

  1. Use BartonPlus to search your topic, then limit to Barton Catalog.
  2. If MIT does not own what you need search MIT WorldCat, and request books from the Boston Library Consortium or Borrow Direct (allow 3-5 workdays).  Interlibrary Borrowing is also an option, but can take 3 days to 2 weeks, so plan ahead!

Remember to evaluate your sources, and note the full information for your references: you'll need this for your bibliography.  Use a citation manager (like RefWorks) to help you manage your readings and generate your bibliography.

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