Research Guide for the NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, July 2011
The links below will take you to discipline-specific research guides created by librarians at MIT. They contain lists of online catalogs, primary source databases, article databases, and websites.
For a list of research guides in other disciplines, please consult the complete list.
- Early English Books Online (EEBO)
Contains scanned reproductions of the works of thousands of authors published prior to 1700 in all fields and genres. Overall dates of coverage: 1475-1700 .
- JSTOR Scholarly Journal Archive
A collection of scholarly journals in many fields. Includes deep historical coverage but current years are excluded. JSTOR requires MIT identification and must be accessed either through the "get URL" (http://libraries.mit.edu/get/jstor) or through Vera.
- Middle English Compendium
Includes the Middle English Dictionary covering the years 1100-1500, a bibliography of material published during that period and selective full text of Middle English prose and verse
Harvard's online catalog.
- History Resources from the Boston Public Library (BPL)
Anyone who lives, works, or studies in Massachusetts is eligible for a BPL card or e-card to access electronic resources, including the Archive of Americana collection of early American primary sources.
WorldCat includes books owned by libraries around the world. WorldCat indicates which libraries in the Boston area own the book you need.
- Google BookSearch
Searches the full text of books scanned from publisher and library partners. Full text is mostly only available for older books (pre-1922), but TOCs are usually available for all books. A useful tool for establishing if a particular title contains the information you need (and for providing enough bibliographic information to locate it in print at a library).