Vera is being upgraded!

This summer we are working on a new version of the Vera database, which lists the MIT Libraries’ e-journals and research databases. Vera has been in its current form since 2001 and has served us well in a basic way. Now the time has come to add features and improve the interface.

New in this version of Vera will be the ability to search multiple databases simultaneously. For example, you will be able to search our Barton catalog, Google Scholar, Web of Science, and Proquest Research Library all at once with the results merged. We will also provide groupings of appropriate databases to search together for several broad subject areas: Art & Architecture, Engineering, Humanities, Management & Business, Science, and Social Sciences.

Watch this space for announcements of a beta version that you can give us feedback on later this summer. We will be looking for volunteers to participate in usability tests in August/September. Send email to if you would like to volunteer or if you have any comments.