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"MIT CogNet is an invaluable resource for all cognitive science research. It provides one-stop access to the best in both reference material and cutting-edge research, and is my starting point for every new project."—David Danks, Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University

Foundational and Cutting-Edge Content

MIT CogNet is the essential research tool for scholars in the brain and cognitive sciences. Authoritative and unrivaled, it is an indispensable resource for those interested in cutting-edge primary research across the range of fields that study the nature of the human mind.

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A fully-functional version of CogNet is available for a free, 30-day trial for any institution. Individuals affiliated with an institution should talk to their librarian about arranging trial access for their institution. Independent researchers have the option to subscribe directly to CogNet for three months, six months or one year. Please contact us for pricing.

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The full text of more than 822 books published by the MIT Press are included in MIT CogNet. New content is added on an ongoing and regular basis.

Reference Works

MIT CogNet offers the complete text of major cognitive science reference works published by the MIT Press, including several foundational works in the field. MIT CogNet also offers previous editions of reference works, many of which contain unique material.

Full-text content of 12 core reference works include:


MIT CogNet provides access to the full text of eight MIT Press journals. These journals form the core of the MIT Press Journals science and technology publishing program. Included are:


Though we launched over two decades ago, we haven't stopped improving and growing MIT CogNet. Highlights of the product include:

  • New content added regularly
  • DRM-free book, reference, and journal content means you can print the pages you need to read later
  • Integrated book, reference, and journal search
  • eTOC alerts
  • COUNTER 5 and SUSHI usage reports
  • Tiered institutional pricing based on Carnegie classifications

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