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HLS Student Leader Toolkit


As a student leader at Harvard Law School, you and your organization's members have access to a terrific variety of publications and materials useful for leadership development and current awareness.  Some of the most popular - along with a few recommended web-based resources - are highlighted in this guide.  

For additional items, search Harvard's online library catalog, HOLLIS.  


Harvard offers access to hundreds of current and historical newspapers, from the United States and around the globe.  Find information about some of the most frequently used titles below.  And, look to our website for the full list of Newspaper and News Collections, as selected and annotated by HLS Library staff.

INDIVIDUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS:  Harvard Law School students may register for free individual digital subscriptions to the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Financial Times.  More information and registration links appear below.

AP Archive


New York Times

New York Times Online Access

Other ways to get the New York Times at Harvard

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal individual online access

Other ways to get the Wall Street Journal at Harvard:

Washington Post

Washington Post Individual Access

Note: The Washington Post sends a verification email to your address after you register. Your subscription will not be activated until you verify. If you did not receive the email, please check your spam filters. 

Other ways to get the Washington Post at Harvard

Financial Times

Financial Times Individual Access

HOLLIS record also links to database access to current and historical issues via ProQuest, Gale, Factiva, Newsbank and others.

Other Ways to Get the Financial Times at Harvard

Boston Globe

Boston Globe Subscription Discount

Boston Globe does not offer institutional online accounts, but a substantial discount on individual accounts is available to the Harvard community. Note that this discount only applies if you have not been a subscriber for the past 90 days.

Other Ways to Get the Boston Globe at Harvard


Various magazines - current and archived issues - are available through Harvard Key access.  Many individual articles are indexed in a Hollis search of "Everything".  The best way to see if we have access to a particular magazine title is to search for the title in an advanced search in Hollis looking in the catalog and limiting results to the resource type "journals".  

Harvard Business Review


MIT Sloan Management Review



Fast Company

HR Magazine

Talent Management Magazine

Audio Visual Resources

Ideas Roadshow

LinkedIn Learning

LGBT Studies in Video

Latin America in Video

PBS Video Collection

American History in Video

The HistoryMakers

World History in Video

TED Talks

Visit the TED website for free access to its complete library of talks and more. 

And, visit HOLLIS for books on TED-inspired tips for becoming a better public speaker, such as:

Alexander Street Video


Courtroom Cast

Film Platform

Getting Help

Although the databases and publications linked in this guide are available online, remote access to other items available in HOLLIS may vary.  Check out Harvard Libraries' information page on How to Borrow Materials and Use Our Services During COVID-19 for up-to-date access information. 

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