1. Andover-Harvard's Research Librarians

Get to know the research librarians at Andover-Harvard—Renata and Gloria. We can help you locate information, develop a research strategy, find relevant e-resources, books, and articles on any topic, and work on any research-related question, problem, or skill. Contact us at ask@hds.harvard.libanswers.com or research@hds.harvard.edu or 617.496.AHTL

2. Course Reserve Readings

Course reserve readings are listed on the course website as "Library Reserves." Online readings are linked. If there is no link, bring the call number to the circulation desk on the first floor to borrow a copy. library reserves on canvas



HOLLIS+ is Harvard’s library catalog.  It brings together information about library resources owned or licensed by Harvard. Sign in with your Harvard Key to see licensed digital content, Get It options, and to access your account.


4. Other Sources

To locate scholarly articles about any religious tradition or topic, we recommend using Other Sources, a custom search we've built to complement your HOLLIS+ results.

5. More Search Engines/Article Databases

Additional specialized databases can be accessed from the library’s website. We curate a list of  key e- resources that align with each of the diverse areas of study at HDS.  These selections are a subset of all Harvard databases.

6. Harvard Library Bookmarklet

Lots of sites hosting journal articles and other online resources keep their content locked behind firewalls.  If you find an article through a Google search, instead of a library database, you get locked out.

The Harvard Library Proxy Bookmarklet is a browser app that solves that problem, making sure you can still get access to all the articles and resources the Library licenses.

7. "Find it @ Harvard"

When you there is no full text for a citation you find in a database, click on the Find it @ Harvard link to automatically locate electronic and print copies of the article.

8. Get It Services

There are three options to get books or documents delivered to you: HOLLIS+, Borrow Direct and Interlibrary Loan.

In HOLLIS+, click the Scan & Deliver link to request scans of portions of certain items from library collections currently on library shelves. Use the Request Item link to get eligible items delivered to a Harvard library of your choice. If a book is unavailable for any reason, use Borrow Direct to request a copy from another library. If you need something that Harvard doesn’t own, request it through Interlibrary Loan.

9. Citation Tools

Tools like RefWorks  and Zotero organize book and article references in one or more virtual folders.  From these references, you’re able to produce instant notes and bibliographies in a citation style of your choice.  Most library databases, including HOLLIS+, will format results as citations.

For information about Harvard-supported citation tools and trainings, see Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard.

10. Chargers, Flash Drives, and other useful things

We have flash drives, iPhone, iPad and Android chargers, Apple laptop adapters, and earphones. You may borrow any device for up to 3 hours. Inquire at the circulation desk.