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Topic guide Expert librarian
Aeronautics & astronautics Barbara Williams
Anthropology & archaeology Georgiana McReynolds
APIs for scholarly resources Katie Zimmerman
Architectural design Anna Boutin
Architecture & art Anna Boutin
Architecture & planning in Islamic cultures Aga Khan Documentation Center:
ASME papers & publications Angie Locknar
Astronomy & astrophysics Michael Noga
Atmospheric sciences Christine Sherratt
Biography Ask Us
Bioinformatics Courtney Crummett
Biological data & atlases Courtney Crummett
Biological engineering Howard Silver
Biology & biomedicine Courtney Crummett
Biotechnology & pharmaceutical industry information Georgiana McReynolds
Bioscience protocols & methods Howard Silver
Building technology Anna Boutin
Alena McNamara
Business resources Shikha Sharma
Census & demographic data Jennie Murack
Chemical engineering Erja Kajosalo
Chemical prices Shikha Sharma
Chemistry Erja Kajosalo
Civil engineering Anne Graham
Classical studies Mark Szarko
Companies Shikha Sharma
Computation in architecture Anna Boutin
Computer science Phoebe Ayers
Congressional publications Jennifer Greenleaf
Copyright Ellen Finnie
Corporate reports Shikha Sharma
Country data & analysis Nicholas Albaugh
Data Ask Us
Data management
Data services (social sciences)
Designing & making stuff Angie Locknar
Digital humanities Ece Turnator
Disruptive technologies Shikha Sharma
Dissertations & theses Ask Us
Earth sciences Michael Noga
Economics Nicholas Albaugh
Electrical engineering Phoebe Ayers
Energy Christine Sherratt
Environment Anne Graham
Chris Sherratt
Environmental engineering Anne Graham
Ethnic studies Michelle Baildon
Film studies Sofia Leung
Finance Shikha Sharma
General reference Ask Us
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Government information Jennifer Greenleaf
Gravitational waves Katharine Dunn
History Ece Turnator
Housing Anna Boutin
Alena McNamara
Images, finding Anna Boutin
Images, using – copyright & fair use Ellen Finnie
Images for Islamic art, architecture, culture, & planning Aga Khan Documentation Center:
Industries Shikha Sharma
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Nicholas Albaugh
Labor & industrial relations Shikha Sharma
Languages and global studies Mark Szarko
Library & information science Deborah Lenares
Linguistics Lisa Horowitz
Literature Mark Szarko
Market research Shikha Sharma
Marketing Shikha Sharma
Materials science & engineering Angie Locknar
Mathematics Michael Noga
Mechanical engineering Angie Locknar
Media studies Sofia Leung
Medicine Courtney Crummett
MIT buildings Anna Boutin
MIT history Nora Murphy
MIT in popular culture Michelle Baildon
MIT manuscript collections
MIT official records
MIT rare books
Music Peter Munstedt
Neuroscience & cognitive science Courtney Crummett
News, newspapers, & current events Ask Us
Newspapers: foreign language Mark Szarko
Newspapers: historical Michelle Baildon
Nuclear engineering Christine Sherratt
Ocean engineering & naval architecture Angie Locknar
Oceanography Christine Sherratt
Patents Anne Graham
Nicholas Albaugh
Courtney Crummett
Philosophy Mark Szarko
Physics Barbara Williams
Planetary sciences Michael Noga
Political science Jennifer Greenleaf
Properties of materials & chemicals Erja Kajosalo
Angie Locknar
Psychology Courtney Crummett
Publishing help Ellen Finnie
Real estate Anna Boutin
Alena McNamara
Regional planning & development Anna Boutin
Alena McNamara
SAE technical papers Angie Locknar
Science, technology & society (STS) Michelle Baildon
Security Studies Jennifer Greenleaf
Social science data services
Social sciences (general)
See also: Quick Answers: Social Sciences & Management
Spectra resources Erja Kajosalo
Angie Locknar
Standards Angie Locknar
Statistical software Jennie Murack
Sustainable business Shikha Sharma
Technical reports Angie Locknar
Theater arts Mark Szarko
Theses Ask Us
Trade statistics Nicholas Albaugh
Transportation Anna Boutin
Anne Graham
Alena McNamara
Urban studies & planning Anna Boutin
Alena McNamara
Virtual Reference Collection Ask Us
Women’s & gender studies Jennifer Greenleaf
Working Papers in Dewey Library Nicholas Albaugh