Have a research question but aren’t sure where to begin? Starting to work on your thesis? Want to know if we have a book? There are many ways we can help members of the MIT community – just ask us.
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- For questions about Distinctive Collections materials, Ask Distinctive Collections.
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- For the most complex research questions, use our consultations appointment service. Schedule a time with our subject experts who are available virtually and in person.