Scholarly Conversations

1. Establish context, if you need to

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Annotated, scholar-curated reading lists; great for broad contexts, backgrounds, and as guide to some of the most consequential scholarship. They can be a lifesaver when you're drowning in information and not sure who to read or what to pay attention to. Examples:

2.  Explore and Exploit the Harvard Library's Databases page

Top Picks, Best Bets, Subject categories, Resource Types help you take control of the "where to search" dilemma process.

3. Move from the One to the Many in our Databases ecosystem (Zoom Out)


4. Move from the Many to the One in our Databases ecosystem (Zoom In)


5. Use Google Scholar to Follow Citation Trails

Trace the evolution and discussion of ideas and sometimes, unearth hidden gems that don't turn up by other means. (And Scholar, by the way, like "regular" Google, also has an Advanced Search option.)