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What is WorldCat?

MIT's WorldCat allows you to search library catalogs worldwide and the MIT Libraries catalog.

On the main page search results are ranked by relevancy. Within individual records search results are displayed with MIT materials first (if any), followed by Borrow Direct and then those of other libraries.

While the results show some journal articles, they represent only a very small amount of our journal collection. Search for articles and find a more complete list of journals and databases owned by MIT in BartonPlus.

Things to remember:

  • This is NOT a complete catalog of MIT's holdings. For a more comprehensive search, use the MIT Libraries Barton catalog.
  • While the results show some journal articles, they represent only a very small amount of MIT's journal collection. Search for articles and find a more complete list of journals and databases owned by MIT in BartonPlus and/or E-journals & Databes A-Z.

Get Items from Borrow Direct or Other Institutions

Use MIT's WorldCat interface to request items from Borrow Direct institutions or other institutions via ILLiad. Items are shipped directly to the MIT Libraries; once they arrive, you will receive an email notification.