Welcome HLS Alumni!
Here you will find ways that you can continue to engage with the Harvard Library and our resources.
Were you involved in a student organization during your time at HLS? Did you keep a diary about law school life or take great notes in class? Learn about donating material to enrich our collection of student-created material, as well as tips for preserving student organization records and doing research in our guide.
If you have any questions or would like a consultation with an Archivist, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All HLS Alumni can get entry to the Harvard Law School Library. Stop by the Circulation Desk by the main entrance to sign up for an alumni access card.
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Miss Cambridge? Take a virtual tour of the Law Library and explore our latest online exhibits!
The Harvard Law School Library is pleased to announce that Hein Online's Law Journal Library is now available to all Harvard alums.
The Harvard Library has launched a beta program offering select electronic resources to alumni.
In addition to HeinOnline, other available databases include JStor, ABI/Inform, AMA Journals and Project Muse. More titles and databases will be added over time, so check back periodically for updates.
Bookmark these pages for your alumni access:
Access to alumni resources is via the Harvard Key system. Claim your Harvard Key:
HeinOnline's Law Journal Library contains more than 1,800 law and law-related periodicals.
On-site, you will be able to use to most of the databases that are available to the Harvard Law School community. We also have a Westlaw terminal and a Bloomberg terminal in the reference room on the 4th floor of the Library.
HOLLIS and Google will help identify books and articles for your research.
On campus, you will have full-database access and in-library access to our print collection.
Online articles may also be available via your alumni access. Try the databases linked above under Alumni Database Access
For books, use Worldcat to locate books in a library near you.
Use Google Scholar and Google Books to search for resources. Begin your search below.
These resources can be a great way to get started with your research when you don't have access to paid databases or if you want to get an overview of a topic before getting started with potentially expensive searches.
This guide links to several selected free online for state and federal primary law, treaties, foreign & international law, legal secondary sources and data sources.
In addition to Bloomberg, LexisNexis, and Westlaw, there are several other legal databases and resources that you can use in your research. This guide explores the content, features and subscriptions of several including Casemaker, Casetext, Fastcase, LoisLaw, PLC, National Law Library, Ravel and VersusLaw.
Did you use a citation management tool like Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks or Mendeley to manage your research? You may be able to keep or transfer your citations for use after graduation.