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Search article title, author, journal, or keywords in Google Scholar search box above. MIT Libraries full text holdings are linked in right column:

-> Also search MIT Libraries catalog: Search our Collections

-> To get the full text of articles not in our collection, request through Interlibrary Borrowing



Five search tips

Tip 1: Sign in for full functionality when using MIT Libraries Search our Collections

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Tip 2: Always click "Expand search beyond MIT subscriptions" from results. This allows you to discover articles we do not own, and borrow them from other libraries.

Expand our Collections - turn on in left column


Tip 3: Identify relevant journals and browse recent issues: Find a journal

Browse a keyword to find relevant journals


Tip 4: Use Google Scholar to find more articles, and do a Cited By search on the articles you have found.

Google Scholar entry with "cited by" circled

Tip 5: For a more comprehensive literature search, use more sources. For Political Science, after Search our Collections, also search these databases: