For a more comprehensive guide for historical research at Harvard Library please visit:
Library Research Guide for the Warren Center (Ethnic Studies)
Literary Research in Harvard Libraries
Library Research Guide for History _ Oral History
Hollis User Guide.
HOLLIS is the library's main search interface. HOLLIS does not contain everything Harvard owns, and Harvard doesn’t own everything in HOLLIS, but we can get you almost anything.
It includes the Harvard library catalog as well as a huge (and more heterogeneous) collection of citations for a variety of materials, including articles and book chapters. HOLLIS does not search the full-text of books and articles, though you find occasional exceptions.
Citation and Research Management Tools - Use the guide, to learn more about these tools that enable you to collect and to organize your sources and to create bibliographies quickly.
Helpful Library Services
Ask a Librarian - Send us your question virtually.
- Check Harvard Library Bookmark - install this tool to get quick access to material to which the Library subscribes.
- Scan and Deliver - A free electronic document delivery service for Harvard students, faculty and staff. You may request and obtain electronically scanned portions of certain items from the library collections that are currently on the shelf.
Library Support for Oral Histories & Interviews
Qualitative research support is open to students, researchers, faculty and staff at Harvard interested in using qualitative software and in qualitative research methods generally. Among the support we offer is research skills for conducting oral history.
Spotlight: Oral History and Interview SkillsFrom an online class on July 20, 2020: Interviews and oral histories are key information resources in social science research. Sometimes, you conduct these yourself; sometimes, you draw on interviews conducted by others as evidence for a claim. This Spotlight session will give you some advice on where to look for tapes, transcripts, and interview collections at Harvard. Then we'll review standards and practices that you'll want to consider when doing interviews of your own.
Digitial Humanities _ Text Analysis
Library Support for Qualitative Research
Text as Data in the Humanities Workshop :: Wednesday, Oct 28 at 10 am
An introduction to the text analysis for literature with basic introduction to software packages. This workshop is an introduction to working with text as data in the humanities. This workshop will cover: gathering text corpora, copyright considerations, data cleaning, an introduction to some computational software tools, reading the output and analysis of topic modeling and cluster analysis, and general overview of common questions asked in computational literary studies. https://voyant-tools.org/
A spin on the phrase "tag it!", Taguette is a free and open source qualitative research tool (which works on all operating systems!).After uploading documents, users can highlight words, sentences, or paragraphs and tag them with the codes you create. You can find more information about using Taguette via the getting started guide and FAQ. https://guides.library.harvard.edu/qualitative/taguette
Virtual Media Lab
- Access video tutorials for supported hardware and software, and pointers to additional documentation.
- Connect with us for workshops, trainings, consultations, and 1:1 assistance through our Zoom Help Desk (Links to an external site.).
- Supporting: Podcasting, Photo Editing, Video Editing, Data Vizualization, Web Publishing, XR/3D,
- Learn Software Platforms: Panopto, Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom
- Faculty-specific support
- Participate in discussions through our Slack community, collaborative resource lists, and virtual poster sessions/presentations