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Finding what you need in the library should be an easy and rewarding experience. We have provided the tools and resources to help you.

Summon Search

This powerful discovery search tool allows seamless access to the library’s physical and electronic resources from a single search box. Search results include books and eBooks, research and news articles, project reports, electronic theses and dissertations, archival materials, patents, open access collections, and more. Learn more...

Course Guides

Designed by our Research and Instruction librarians in collaboration with your instructors, these guides contain invaluable information to help you succeed. You will find lists of relevant databases, suggestions for scholarly search engines, links to journals for further research, facts and information about your field of study, and key course concepts and objectives. Learn more...

Databases and Electronic Resources

Search from a listing of over 150 databases covering different disciplines and dates to find the resources that will best assist you in your research. Learn more...

Journals

Find print and electronic journals, magazines, newspapers, and eBooks from a complete and searchable listing of those available in the library with links to those available online. Learn more...

Library Catalog

Access our Library Catalog to find books, eBooks, journal titles, DVDs, project reports, theses, dissertations, and many other library materials.

  • Use My Account to renew items, view fines, and more.
  • See New Acquisitions to find recently added items.
  • Consult Course Reserves to find materials at the Information Desk by instructor, course or department.

Mobile Resources

Developed for researchers on-the-go, this guide will help you find information on, and gain access to, mobile databases, Cross Platform apps, iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad specific apps, Android specific apps, eBook Readers, and electronic book databases. Learn more...  

Project Reports

Find undergraduate research projects since 1999 from IQP & MQP reports submitted in print and online. For print reports, WPI community members may Submit a Request and be notified when the report is available at the Information Desk for review within the library. Electronic reports may be viewed online anytime. Contact a librarian via Ask Us for additional information and help. Learn more...

Reserves

Your instructor may choose to leave items on reserve for members of the class; materials may include homework assignments, course syllabi, lecture notes, problem solutions, sample exams, books and videotapes owned by the library, and links to electronic resources. To access materials on reserve for your course, search by instructor, department, course, and/or section. Materials will be available at the Information Desk. Learn more...

Subject Listings

These comprehensive listings provide you access to information and resources that will help you succeed in your coursework. Within a given subject, you will find relevant databases, course guides, and research guides. Learn more...  

Theses and Dissertations

Since 2002, WPI has required all theses and dissertations to be submitted and made available online. Print copies date back to 1894. You can search the collection in a number of ways. Graduate students, see how to submit your thesis or dissertation. Learn more...

WorldCat

This tool can connect you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide. WorldCat offers users more advanced search options for books and materials in these libraries. Learn more...

WPI History

The rich history of WPI is at your fingertips. Access information on the university’s archives and papers, founders, distinguished alumni, as well as the full texts of The Two Towers Tradition, Tech Bible, and Seventy Years, and more. Learn more...