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Library Guide for the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute

Starting place and core resources on Ukrainian studies in the Harvard Library

Finding Books

HOLLIS online catalog: To find books in the Harvard libraries, go to HOLLIS. The HOLLIS Catalog is also accessible via the Harvard Libraries site. Once you're in HOLLIS, we suggest the following basic ways to proceed:

Sign in to

  • See restricted articles if you're not on a library computer.
  • Request materials for delivery, Scan & Deliver, or from partner libraries outside Harvard through Get It Services (Borrow Direct & Inter Library Loan).
  • Renew items in your account, see your requests, or what you have checked out.
  • Save your search results for future use. Click on the pin icon and it will automatically be saved. 
  • Save your search queries and receive alerts when new items are added that match those searches.

Start searching

  • Enter search words to search by keyword. By default you search "Catalog & Articles." You can also search only the "Library Catalog." 
  • Click on "Advanced Search" to search by subject, title, or author fields. "Advanced Search" gives you many options to limit your search - by material type, date, language, etc. Or, you can filter your results after searching. 

Research management and citation tools

HOLLIS is compatible with EndNote, Zotero, and other research management and citation tools. 

  • Use the "Send to" link in a record to push a citation to a tool. 
  • Or, save a record to "Saved items" and send it from there. 
  • Learn more about these tools.

Tips for using the HOLLIS catalog

  • Search for an exact phrase with quotation marks: “Ukrainian literature”
  • Use wildcard * to find all forms of a word: ukrainsk*
  • Use the filters on the right-hand side of the screen to limit your results by availability, type, location, language, and more. 
  • Click on a title in the search results, and go to the "Send to" menu to text or e-mail it to yourself.
  • When you find a relevant book in HOLLIS click on any SUBJECTS listed on the screen to find more books on that topic.
  • Browse HOLLIS by viewing a list of titles, authors, or subjects in alphabetical order. You can also browse by library call number. Note: shows results from the Library Catalog (and not Catalog & Articles).

HOLLIS User Guide

Other Catalogs and Resources

WorldCat: To find books in libraries beyond Harvard (throughout North America and in many major European libraries). There's also an open Web version.

Europeana: provides access to books, music, artworks and more from European archives, libraries and museums.

Translation: A Guide to Harvard Libraries in Plain English

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Questions? Contact Us!

Schedule a follow-up consultation:

Olha Aleksic, Petro Jacyk Bibliographer for Ukrainian Collections, Americas, Europe and Oceania Division (AEOD) at Widener Library, and Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute Library, 617-496-2458, e-mail

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