Use Barton to search for books at MIT.
WorldCat allows you to search libraries across the country and around the world. Your search results will indicate if MIT owns the book, or if it is available through Borrow Direct. If the book is available through Borrow Direct, you can request it directly and have it sent here, usually within a few days. If MIT does not own a copy and it's not availble through Borrow Direct, you will have to use Interlibrary Borrowing to request the item.
Refworks is a citation management tool that allows you to organize your research material, manage in-text citations, and create bibliographies. The MIT Libraries maintains a subscription, so this service is free to you while you are a student at MIT.