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Our main search tools – what they do best
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|Vera||Best for e-journals and databases owned or licensed by the MIT Libraries. Don’t search for individual articles here.|
|Best for print books or specific library materials owned by the MIT Libraries (especially if you already know the author or title). Includes special searches for course reserves, conferences, theses, and more.|
|WorldCat||Best for books and other items not owned by the MIT Libraries. Using this interface, you can request items from our consortial borrowing partners (Borrow Direct and the Boston Library Consortium) or Interlibrary Borrowing (ILB).|
Specialized search tools & guides
|Archnet||Search for resources on architecture, urbanism, environmental and landscape design, visual culture, and conservation issues related to the Muslim world.|
|DSpace@MIT||Search for MIT theses, papers, articles, technical reports, and other research materials in MIT’s institutional repository.|
|Dome||Search for images, maps, and other documents from the MIT Libraries’ collections that have been digitized.|
|LibX||LibX is a browser add-on that lets you quickly search BartonPlus, Vera, the Barton catalog, WorldCat, or Google Scholar; can also be used to authenticate to MIT resources when off-campus.|
|FullText Finder||Enter a specific citation to find the full text of an article.|
|Research guides||There are many subject or content specific search tools that could be best for your research. Our research guides will help you find them (or Ask Us for recommendations).