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Library Guide for the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Starting places and core resources on Ukrainian studies in the Harvard Library.

Contacts

If you have questions or comments, please e-mail: Hugh Truslow or Olha Aleksic

Reminder: If you are not able to attend the class on library resources or the tour of Widener, please feel free to contact Hugh or Olha for an individual consultation.

Locating Books and Journals in the Libraries

Once you've found a record in HOLLIS Classic for a book that you want to look at, follow these steps:

Locating Books

  1. Click on the "Availability" link to make sure the book is "Not checked out." (If the book is checked out, you can recall it by clicking on the "Request" link. The person who has the book will be asked to return in within 7-10 days. Another, often quicker, option is to request the book via Borrow Direct, an expedited loan service of the Ivies-Plus consortium.)
  2. Back on the Full View of the record, click on the[Library Info] icon to find out where the library is located and what its hours are.
  3. Write down (or print out, or email) the call number. The call number follows the[Library Info] icon on the Full View of the record.
  4. Once you're in the library, look for a chart that shows you where each call number is shelved.
  5. If you have any questions, ask for help at a reference desk.

Locating Print Journals

Once you've found a record in HOLLIS Classic for a journal that you want to look at, follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Holdings" to find out if the library owns the issue you need.
  2. Back on the Full View of the record in HOLLIS, click on the[Library Info] icon to find out where the library is located and what its hours are.
  3. Determine where in the library your journal is shelved. At most libraries, recent issues (published in the past year or so) are shelved separately from older issues.
    • At Lamont: Recent issues can be found in the Reference Room on the 3rd floor, and older issues are shelved by title on the 2nd floor.
    • At Widener: Recent issues can be found in the Periodicals Reading Room on the 1st floor, and older are shelved by call number in the Stacks. So, be sure to note the call number for journals at Widener.
  4. Once you're in the library, if you have any questions, ask for help at a reference desk.

When You Have a Citation to an Article

When you already have a citation to a journal article, either from a bibliography or from a Harvard Libraries e-resource such as ABSEES, look for the full text of the article by following these instructions:

  1. Open a new browser window. From the HOLLIS Classic catalog, choose the Journals link in at the top center.
  2. In the third section, "Find an Article by Citation," enter as much of the article's citation information as you have (e.g. journal title, date, volume number, etc.), then click on Search.
  3. A new screen will open that provides a link to an electronic version of your article, if available. If there is no link to an electronic version of your article then follow the link to the HOLLIS Catalog, which will show you which Harvard libraries own a paper copy (see Locating Journals for instructions on how to locate the paper copy in a library).

If the "Find an Article by Citation" page does not bring you to either an electronic version of your article or a HOLLIS Classic record, then:

  1. Go to the Harvard Library portal and click on the link for HOLLIS Classic.
  2. Once you're in HOLLIS Classic, select the "Journals Titles" tab.
  3. Enter the title of the journal in which the article appeared in the search box.
  4. Select the matching title in the Browse List.
  5. If more than one title is displayed, select the one that is the closest match. The record for that title will show you which Harvard libraries own paper copies of the journal you need.
  6. See Locating Journals for instructions on how to locate the paper copy in a library.

 


Useful Web Sites

Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Harvard research guide

Ukrainian Research Institute

Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies research guides

Index of Harvard Ukrainian Studies: The Journal of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
(volumes 1-31, 1977-2009/2010)

Harvard Guide to Using Sources: A Publication of the Harvard College Writing Program

Citation and Research Management Tools at Harvard

Translation: A Guide to Harvard Libraries in Plain English


Questions? Contact Us!

Schedule a follow-up consultation:

Hugh Truslow, Librarian for the Davis Center Collection, H.C. Fung Library, and Library Liaison to the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Fung Library, 617-495-4030, e-mail

Olha Aleksic, Petro Jacyk Bibliographer and Archivist for Ukrainian Collections, Widener Library Slavic Division, and Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute Library, 617-496-2458, e-mail