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Learn about what resources to use for your research, how to keep up to date with research, and how to organize your references. 


Keeping up with research

RSS, Email & Table of Contents Alerts

Find new journal articles about your research topic!

There are a number of services via email and RSS for accessing tables of contents of new journal issues and research alerts (results of literature searches you construct, run periodically).

This site will provide links to these services, as well as an explanation of what RSS is and how it works. 

Finding articles & research papers

Use these article databases to find citations to articles, conference papers or technical reports. Use the button to try to connect to the full text pdf if the full text is not available in the database.

  • Compendex/Inspec  Icon
    Article citations in all engineering fields, plus physics, electronics, robotics, and related fields.
  • Web of Science
    High impact journal articles in all fields. Includes citation tracking.
  • Scopus
    Competitor to Web of Science. Includes all subjects and cited reference searching.
  • One Petro
    Includes papers on petroleum and from related societies like NACE, the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) and the Society of Underwater Technology (SUT)
  • ASME Digital Library
    Conference papers from 2002 - present.
    Also includes ASME journals.
  • American Institute of Physics (AIP) Online Conference Proceedings
    Full text proceedings of AIP. 1970 - present.
  • SAE Digital Library
    1998 - present: full text of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) papers
    1907 - 1997: index to all SAE publications, including standards (not full text)

    For help locating SAE publications in the MIT Libraries see the SAE Technical Papers guide.

Books, handbooks, theses

Use these links to books, theses and other related publications to get started.  Search Barton, the MIT Libraries catalog, for a full list of books owned by the MIT Libraries.  Or use MIT's WorldCat to search library catalogs worldwide and place requests to borrow items.

Manage Your References

Use these tools to help you organize and cite your references:

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