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Topic guide Expert librarian
Aeronautics & astronautics Barbara Williams
Anthropology & archaeology Ece Turnator
APIs for scholarly resources Katie Zimmerman
Architectural design Kai Alexis Smith
Architecture & art Kai Alexis Smith
Art & Architecture of the Islamic world akdc@mit.edu
ASME papers & publications Elizabeth Soergel
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 Shikha Sharma
Bioscience protocols & methods Howard Silver
Building technology Kai Alexis Smith
Business resources Shikha Sharma
Census & demographic data Jennie Murack
Chemical engineering Ye Li
Chemical prices Shikha Sharma
Chemistry Ye Li
Civil engineering Elizabeth Soergel
Chris Sherratt
Classical studies Mark Szarko
Companies Shikha Sharma
Computation in architecture Kai Alexis Smith
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-management@mit.edu
Designing & making stuff Ask Us
Digital humanities Ece Turnator
Earth sciences Michael Noga
Economics Nicholas Albaugh
Education Ask Us
Electrical engineering Phoebe Ayers
Energy Christine Sherratt
English language resources Ask Us
Environment Chris Sherratt
Environmental engineering Elizabeth Soergel
Ethnic studies Ask Us
Film studies Mark Szarko
Finance Shikha Sharma
General reference Ask Us
GIS (Geographic Information Systems) gishelp@mit.edu
Government information Jennifer Greenleaf
Gravitational waves Katharine Dunn
Health Care Management Shikha Sharma
History Ece Turnator
Housing dusp-ref@mit.edu
Images, finding Kai Alexis Smith
Images, using – copyright & fair use Ellen Finnie
Industries Shikha Sharma
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Nicholas Albaugh
Islamic art & architecture  akdc@mit.edu
Labor & industrial relations Shikha Sharma
Languages, non-English Mark Szarko
Law Ask Us
Library & information science Deborah Lenares
Linguistics Ece Turnator
Literature Mark Szarko
Maps mapshelp@mit.edu
Market research Shikha Sharma
Materials science & engineering Ye Li
Mathematics Michael Noga
Mechanical engineering Elizabeth Soergel
Media studies Mark Szarko
Medicine Courtney Crummett
MIT buildings Kai Alexis Smith
MIT history Nora Murphy
MIT in popular culture Ask Us
MIT people Ask Distinctive Collections
MIT records management rmprogram@mit.edu
Music Nina Davis-Millis
Neuroscience & cognitive science Courtney Crummett
News, newspapers, & current events Ask Us
Newspapers: foreign language Mark Szarko
Newspapers: historical Ece Turnator
Nuclear engineering Christine Sherratt
Ocean engineering & naval architecture Elizabeth Soergel
Oceanography Christine Sherratt
Patents Nicholas Albaugh
Courtney Crummett
Philosophy Mark Szarko
Physics Barbara Williams
Planetary sciences Michael Noga
Political science Jennifer Greenleaf
Properties of materials & chemicals Ye Li
Psychology Courtney Crummett
Publishing help Ellen Finnie
Real estate dusp-ref@mit.edu
SAE technical papers Elizabeth Soergel
Science, technology & society (STS) Ece Turnator
Social science data services Ask Us
Social sciences & sociology
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Spectra resources Elizabeth Soergel
Standards Phoebe Ayers
Statistical software Jennie Murack
Streaming media @ MIT Ask Us
Sustainable business Shikha Sharma
Technical reports Christine Sherratt
Theater arts Mark Szarko
Theses, finding Ask Us
Theses, MIT – preparing, copyright & more mit-theses@mit.edu
Trade statistics Nicholas Albaugh
Transportation Jennifer Greenleaf
Elizabeth Soergel
Urban studies & planning dusp-ref@mit.edu
Virtual Reference Collection Ask Us
Wellness – MindHandHeart Collection Courtney Crummett
Women’s & gender studies Jennifer Greenleaf
Working Papers in the MIT Libraries Nicholas Albaugh