Archive for August, 2009

Full Text of Dissertations and Theses Now Available

Posted August 28th, 2009 by Darcy Duke

Good news! Full text of thousands of dissertations and theses from most North American and selected worldwide universities are now available through Proquest’s Dissertations and Theses database:

http://libraries.mit.edu/get/dissertations

Before 1997, many theses will only have abstracts, but the full text collection is growing continuously.

Need an MIT thesis?

MIT dissertations and theses are NOT included in the ProQuest database. Find the thesis you are looking for in the Barton catalog (search by author, supervisor, department and more):

http://libraries.mit.edu/barton-theses

Most MIT theses are available full text from 2004 onwards, with selected earlier theses available full text as well.

If you have any questions or comments about this new resource, please Ask Us!

Check Out the 2009 Orientation Events for the MIT Libraries!

Posted August 27th, 2009 by Ryan Gray

Welcome to the MIT Libraries!
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Orientation: Fall 2009

Undergraduate Students || Graduate Students || All Students

Attend these events to become familiar with what the Libraries have to offer – our staff, collections, services, and resources.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS:

Academic Expo
What: An expo of MIT’s academic departments and programs. The Libraries will be ready to answer your questions and offer information about our resources and services. Pick up handouts and goodies.
When: Wednesday, September 2, 2 – 3:30 pm
Where: Johnson Athletics Center (W34). Look for the Libraries’ banner.

Freshmen Explorations: Ice Cream Social
What: Build your own ice cream sundae!
When: Thursday, September 3, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Where: Lipchitz Courtyard (Building 14); rain location: hallway in front of Hayden Library (Building 14)

Hitchhiker’s Guide Library Tours
What:
A walking tour of all the MIT Libraries, with special gifts for the first 10 attendees at each tour.
When: Saturday, August 29, 1:30 p.m, Thursday, September 3, 11 am and Thursday, September 3, 2 pm
Where: Meet in Lobby 7

GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Graduate Student Orientation: Grad School 102
What: An introduction to the MIT Libraries services and resources.
When: Tuesday, September 1, 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Where: 34-101

10th Annual New Graduate Student Reception
What:
A reception for new graduate students, with beverages and light
refreshments provided.
NOTE: Tickets may be purchased for $4 at the Graduate Student Council Information Booth.
When: Wednesday, September 2, 5 – 7 pm
Where: Barker Library Dome (Building 10-500)

ALL STUDENTS:

Health & Wellness Fair
What: Libraries’ staff will be ready to answer your questions and offer
information about our resources and services. Pick up handouts and goodies.
When: Friday, September 4, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Where: Kresge Oval, outside the Student Center

Welcome to the MIT Libraries!

Orientation: Fall 2009

Undergraduate Students || Graduate Students || All Students

Attend these events to become familiar with what the Libraries have to offer – our staff, collections, services, and resources.

Undergraduate Students:

Academic Expo

* What: An expo of MIT’s academic departments and programs. The Libraries will be ready to answer your questions and offer information about our resources and services. Pick up handouts and goodies.

* When: Wednesday, September 2

2:00 – 3:30 pm

* Where: Johnson Athletics Center (W34). Look for the Libraries’ banner.

Freshmen Explorations: Ice Cream Social

* What: Build your own ice cream sundae!

* When: Thursday, September 3

2:30 – 3:30 pm

* Where: Lipchitz Courtyard (Building 14); rain location: hallway in front of Hayden Library (Building 14)

Hitchhiker’s Guide Library Tours

* What: A walking tour of all the MIT Libraries, with special gifts for the first 10 attendees at each tour.

* When:

· Saturday, August 29, 1:30 p.m

· Thursday, September 3, 11:00 am

· Thursday, September 3, 2:00 p.m.

* Where: Meet in Lobby 7

Graduate Students:

Graduate Student Orientation: Grad School 102

* What: An introduction to the MIT Libraries services and resources.

* When: Tuesday, September 1

3:30 – 4:00 pm

* Where: 34-101

10th Annual New Graduate Student Reception

* What: A reception for new graduate students, with beverages and light

refreshments provided.

NOTE: Tickets may be purchased for $4 at the Graduate Student Council Information Booth.

* When: Wednesday, September 2

5:00 – 7:00 pm

* Where: Barker Library Dome (Building 10-500)

All Students:

Health & Wellness Fair

* What: Libraries’ staff will be ready to answer your questions and offer

information about our resources and services. Pick up handouts and goodies.

* When: Friday, September 4

1:30 – 4:30 pm

* Where: Kresge Oval, outside the Student Center