Pre-Search Resources

Some of these resources are examples of what you can use to get to know your topic, gather information, and plan. Pre-search is an important part of the research process. Everyone has their own way of doing this, so please feel free to use the following as supplemental resources.

Please note that the following are just SOME of the resources available to Harvard Users. If you do not see your topic represented, please feel free to reach out to the librarian and we can find some resources for your topic.

Primary Sources

The following resources are focused on primary sources. Please note the description for date and subject coverage. Harvard Library has access to many primary resource databases. For more options or other topics, please check TBD.

Secondary Resources

The following are secondary sources (articles, dissertations, reviews, books).