Research guides & expert librarians

We have smart people who know how to find the best information. Use their guides or contact them.

See also: Class & program guides.

Topic guide Expert librarian
Aeronautics & astronautics Barbara Williams
Anthropology & archeology Michelle Baildon
APIs for scholarly resources Mark Clemente
Apps for academics: mobile web sites & apps Ask Us
Architectural design Lareese Hall
Architecture & art Lareese Hall
Architecture & planning in Islamic cultures Aga Khan Documentation Center:
ASME papers & publications Angie Locknar
Astronomy & astrophysics Michael Noga
Atmospheric sciences Christine Sherratt
Author identifiers Ellen Duranceau
Biography Ask Us
Bioinformatics Courtney Crummett
Biological data & atlases Courtney Crummett
Biological engineering Howard Silver
Biology & biomedicine Courtney Crummett
Biotechnology & pharmaceutical industry information
Bioscience protocols & methods Howard Silver
Building technology Lareese Hall
Census & demographic data Katherine McNeill
Jennie Murack
Chemical engineering Erja Kajosalo
Chemical prices
Chemistry Erja Kajosalo
Citation software at MIT: managing your references
Citing sources Ask Us
Civil engineering Anne Graham
Classical studies Mark Szarko
Computation in architecture Lareese Hall
Computer science Anne Graham
Chris Sherratt
Congressional publications Jennifer Greenleaf
Copyright Ellen Duranceau
Corporate reports
Country data & analysis Katherine McNeill
Data Ask Us
Data management
Data services (social sciences) Katherine McNeill
Designing & making stuff Angie Locknar
Digital humanities Patsy Baudoin
Disruptive technologies
Dissertations & theses Ask Us
Earth sciences Michael Noga
E-books Ask Us
E-reading FAQ Ask Us
Economics Katherine McNeill
Electrical engineering Anne Graham
Chris Sherratt
Energy Christine Sherratt
Environment Anne Graham
Chris Sherratt
Environmental engineering Anne Graham
Ethnic studies Michelle Baildon
Film studies Patsy Baudoin
Finance & investment
General reference Ask Us
GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Global Studies and Languages Mark Szarko
Google search tips Ask Us
Government information Jennifer Greenleaf
History Michelle Baildon
Housing Peter Cohn
Images, finding Lareese Hall
Images, using – copyright & fair use Ellen Duranceau
Images for Islamic art, architecture, culture, & planning Aga Khan Documentation Center:
Labor & industrial relations
Language learning media – The Crandall Collection Mark Szarko
Library & information science Patsy Baudoin
Library of Congress call numbers Ask Us
Linguistics Lisa Horowitz
Literature Mark Szarko
Manage your information
See also: Quick Answers: Social Sciences & Management
Market research
Materials science & engineering Angie Locknar
Mathematics Michael Noga
Mechanical engineering Angie Locknar
Media studies Patsy Baudoin
Medicine Courtney Crummett
MIT buildings Lareese Hall
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
Operations research
Organization studies
Patents Anne Graham
Jennifer Greenleaf
Personal content management tools
Philosophy Michelle Baildon
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 Duranceau
Real estate Peter Cohn
Regional planning & development Peter Cohn
SAE technical papers Angie Locknar
Science, technology & society (STS) Michelle Baildon
Security Studies Jennifer Greenleaf
Social science data services Katherine McNeill
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
Technical reports Angie Locknar
Theater arts Mark Szarko
Theses Ask Us
Trade statistics Katherine McNeill
Transportation Anne Graham
Peter Cohn
Urban studies & planning Peter Cohn
Virtual Reference Collection Ask Us
Women’s & gender studies Patsy Baudoin