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3.986: The Human Past - Introduction to Archaeology: Home

Library research resources for students in 3.986 (Fall 2013)

Handouts & Presentation

Citing Sources

Tip: Find Books with Subject Headings

If you have a book that's good for your topic, look for the subject headings.  Click them to find similar books.

For example, look up The Great Basin: A Natural Prehistory in Barton or Worldcat. Click on these headings:

  • Paleo-Indians -- Great Basin
  • Great Basin -- Antiquities

Online Encyclopedias


Finding Books at MIT

Barton, the MIT Libraries' Catalog
Barton includes books and journal titles owned by all of the MIT Libraries. It does not list journal articles. 

Finding Books Outside of MIT

MIT's WorldCat
WorldCat includes books owned by libraries around the world. Use BLC Direct Borrowing, Borrow Direct, or Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB) to request delivery of books from other libraries to MIT.

Tozzer Library
A top anthropology and archaeology library, Harvard's Tozzer Library is open to MIT students. To check materials out, first get a Harvard College Library Special Borrowers Card.

Harvard's online catalog.

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