What's HOLLIS?

Use HOLLIS to find books and articles in a single search.

Get some quick tips below or visit the HOLLIS User guide for more details.

HOLLIS: Searching Smarter


Just beginning your research? Try books!

Use books (especially handbooks) to:

  • Get an overview of a new area or complex topic
  • Find out the names of seminal authors in a given area
  • Locate terms that you can use in your research
  • Help narrow (or expand) your topic
  • Locate a bibliography of key sources you should know

Tips for your book search:

  • Add handbook* or encyclopedia* to your search terms to find overviews, and identify seminal authors and works
  • Use an asterisk (*) to retrieve plurals and other variant endings of words

Ready to look for articles? 

  • Find the full text of articles in syllabi or reference lists -- just copy and paste the article title!
  • Begin research on a new area by typing keywords
  • Find articles from across many disciplines

Results too large?

  • Add another keyword for better focus
  • Refine your results by publication date, subject term, language, etc.

Results too small?

  • Try searching a related keyword   ("literacy" instead of "reading")
  • Click a title that looks good, check the Subject tags in Details, then search those words

Need a more focused education-related article search?

Not in HOLLIS?

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