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Beyond Harvard: Public Policy Research as HKS Alumni

What can the HKS Library do for you?

After graduation, the librarians at Harvard Kennedy School Library & Knowledge Services are still here to help. In this guide you will find information about HKS Library Services for Alumni including Academic Search Alumni Edition, a database containing full text scholarly articles, HKS Alumni Library Cards, and links to recommended free sources for articles, data, and other forms of information.

Although we are unable to provide alumni with information from Harvard's subscription databases, we can help you locate the research you need through free resources or provide you with citations for articles or books that you can request through Interlibrary Loan services at you local library.

Access to Free Full-text Articles for Alumni

Visitors, including alumni, can use the two computers in the Library Commons for access to all library resources. Printing for these computers costs $.08/per page and requires payment through Crimson Cash either on a Crimson Cash Card or on a Harvard University ID. Crimson Cash Cards can be purchased and value added to them at the Crimson Cash Value Transfer Station available right outside the HKS Library between the vending machines. Money can be added to the cards or IDs online at 

For remote users we provide Ebsco's Academic Search Alumni Edition.

Academic Search Alumni Edition
This database for HKS degree program alumni provides full-text for over 2,500 journals. E-mail for login information.


Access to Library Collections


Research Guides

Be sure to take a look at our other research guides. These guides include links to websites that are freely available to all researchers.