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Barton Classic: the MIT Libraries Catalog
Use Barton Classic to search for print and electronic books, scores, and audio or video recordings in MIT's collection. BartonClassic is the best way to see if the library owns an item that you have already identified in another search.
Pro tip: use the Advanced Search to limit your search by formats such as e-resources or CDs.
A WorldCat search will allow you to explore books, scores, and media owned by MIT and other libraries, and to request items not owned by the MIT Libraries.
Other Sources for E-books
Expanded and Free Resources During COVID-19 Closure
Some publishers are temporarily making their e-books available during the pandemic. Check this page for details.
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.
Offers reading access of content to the fullest extent allowable by U.S. copyright law. Due to COVID-19, some additional content may be temporarily available. In order to access this content, you must be logged in with your MIT account, and texts not out of copyright may only be available for an hour at a time and not downloadable.
- Consult this video (2:27 min) to learn more about using HathiTrust to locate electronic versions of print books held by the MIT Libraries.
Contains downloads to out-of-copyright books (published before 1932). Also allows access to some more recent volumes.
Academic Video Online (AVON)
Streaming video service with documentary, instructional, and feature films from producers such as BBC, Documentary Educational Resources (DER), Icarus, PBS, and Sony Pictures Classics.
Streaming video service with documentary and feature films from producers such as Criterion, Documentary Educational Resources, New Day Films, Media Education, California Newsreel, PBS and others.
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