Helpful Tools


Harvard University is providing free Overleaf Pro+ accounts for all students, faculty and staff who would like to use a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for their projects. Overleaf is designed to make the process of writing, editing and producing your research papers and project reports much quicker for both you and your collaborators

Harvard LibX

Harvard LibX is a browser add-on that allows you to link quickly from content found on the web to access via the Harvard Library’s catalog, e-journals and e-resources.

Harvard Library Proxy Bookmarklet

The Harvard Library Proxy Bookmarklet is a little app for your browser that solves that problem, making sure you can still get access to all the articles and resources the Library subscribes to.

BrowZine - access provided by Harvard University

BrowZine allows you to read scholarly articles in a format optimized for smart phones and tablets and allows seamless integration with Dropbox, Zotero, Mendeley or RefWorks. helps scholars, journals, courts, and others create permanent records of the web sources they cite. is simple, free to use, and is built and supported by libraries.

lyndaCampus provides current Harvard students, staff, and faculty with access to: Over 6,000 courses on computer software, business skills, IT, web design, audio/video tools, and more.  24/7 online training from industry experts that can be viewed from campus, home, or on-the-go


ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized


DMPTool is an online tool available to help you create and share your data management plans to meet funder requirements and as a best practice for managing your data. DMPTool provides step-by-step guidance for creating your own DMP and includes templates and sample plans to help you address requirements specific to Harvard and your funding sources.