Research Guides

This Guide serves as an introduction to the vast array of data resources available at Harvard. Here are more guides that you might find helpful:

  • Sociology: A Guide to Research Resources an overview of all the primary research tools for this subject in the Harvard Library. The heart of this guide is the article databases, although there are links to data sources as well.
  • The Economics Research guide is an excellent starting point for those who's questions involve economic research. It has sections on finding journal articles and working papers, US and international data, and country and geographic region information.
  • The International Relations research guide by the Kennedy School Library is a great introduction to doing research in this field.
  • Education Statistics LibGuide from the Gutman Library: This fantastic guide from the Gutman Library in Harvard's Graduate School of Education covers many, many sources for statistical information about education in the U.S. and Internationally
  • Human Development: Theory and Research Pre-Capstone guide covers the majority of the tools that anyone doing research in psychology or social psychology will need.
  • American Indigenous Studies Resources is an excellent guide to doing research on American Indigenous communities and history. The Law School also has a guide covering the legal issues, statues, and tribal law.
  • The Business Research for Extension Students guide covers the majority of the resources needed to for business and management topics.
  • The Library Research Guide for the Warren Center (Ethnic Studies) has many useful resources for researching topics dealing migration and immigration. Many of the resources in the guide on sociology will also be useful for this topic, as will some of the resources in the Law School's Criminal Justice Resources and the Kennedy School's Criminal Justice research guide, particularly the data and statistics section.
  • Statistical and Data Related Resources (Harvard Law School) if your search for data has a legal focus, this guide may help you find a data source that covers your topic area. Covers both national and international data sources. Has incredible breadth and depth, but a small number of resources are only available to Law School students.