Useful library & course pages
Library locations for this class
The primary collections for literature on engineering and science will be found in Barker (engineering) and Hayden Libraries (Science).
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
- Try the SFX button (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/.
- If you can't link via SFX, search Vera for electronic access. Finally, search for the name of the journal in Barton.
- If we don't own the journal Interlibrary Borrowing is an option, with most articles delivered in 1-2 workdays.
- Use BartonPlus to search your topic, then limit to Barton Catalog.
- If MIT does not own what you need search MIT WorldCat, and request books from the Boston Library Consortium or Borrow Direct Group (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)I to help you manage your readings and generate your bibliography.