Harvard Library Information

The Harvard Library web site contains:

Other Research Guides

The Library Research Guide: History of Science: Introduction has more information that might be useful in researching and writing about your topic.

The Library Research Guide: History of Science contains more in depth information about sources in the history of science, technology, and medicine.

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Finding Articles

These databases should be especially useful for this course:

Use HOLLIS to Find Books & Articles

HOLLIS searches for books and articles in a single search. For best results, sign in to HOLLIS using your Harvard Key as soon as you enter the resource (sign in is in the upper right-hand corner of the screen; if you sign in, you'll get more full-text). 

Other Helpful Information

The Countway Library of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School

Harvard supports two citation tools, EndNote & Zotero, that can help you organize your research and keep track of your references: Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard page.

The Harvard Guide to Using Sources: how to use sources in academic papers. Includes the chapters, Why Use Sources? and Avoiding Plagiarism

Find an Article by Title or Citation: put in bits of information from a citation and get the full text of the article

Need materials not on campus? Interlibrary Loan and Borrow Direct are services for getting materials outside of Harvard. Use the Request link in HOLLIS to get scans of articles and book chapters (aka the Scan & Deliver service).