Four Ways to Solve the Access Problem
- Tweak your Google Scholar Settings: One simple change can turn Scholar into what's effectively a Harvard database -- with links to the full-text of articles that the library can provide. Here's what to do: Look to the left of the GS screen and click on the "hamburger" (); then click on . Look for "Library Links." Then type Harvard University into the search box and save your choice. As long as you allow cookies, the settings will keep
- Set up a Check Harvard Library Bookmark. It works like a browser extension; click on it when you want to check Harvard's access and it will "unlock" content we provide.
Directions are available here: https://library.harvard.edu/services-tools/check-harvard-library-bookmark.
- Add Lean Library to your toolbar: a browser plugin that (nearly always) identifies digital availability of items at Harvard and runs automatically as you search books and articles. Some users find it intrusive, however.
- And when all else fails, remember that you can copy and paste the title into HOLLIS to double-check. If we don't have it, you'll be prompted to request that we get it for you.