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Research Guide for the NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, July 2011
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Discipline-Specific Research Guides

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.

Online Research Tools

  • 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" ( 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

Print Material Outside of MIT

    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
    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).


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