This library research guide is designed to support GOVT E-599c, taught by Dr. Sergio Imparato.

Email me, Jonathan Paulo, Research Librarian for the Extension School, at jonathan_paulo@harvard.edu with any questions, as I am happy to help through email or a Zoom meeting. 

We also have an Ask a Librarian page, where you can find our chat service, which works well when you need immediate assistance with shorter questions that don't require an email or Zoom meeting.

Background Information

Finding Articles


  • HOLLIS is the Harvard Library catalog. It searches most library resources in a single unified search, including books, articles, media and more. For more information see the HOLLIS User Guide.
  • Social Science Premium provides access to databases covering the international literature in the social sciences, including politics, sociology, social services, anthropology, and education.
  • Web of Science is a database covering the journal literature in the sciences, social sciences and the arts. One of the most useful aspects of the database is the ability to do citation searching to determine who has cited a particular article or author.

Philosophy, History & Politics

  • Annual Reviews offers comprehensive, timely collections of critical reviews written by leading scholars.
  • PhilPapers (Philosophical Research Online) is a comprehensive index of philosophy books and articles. It offers unique features such as real-time indexing of pre-prints, fine-grained classification by topic, email alerts, reading lists, advanced search functionality, and discussion forums.
  • PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) covers the public and social policy literature of public administration, political science, law, etc, including publications in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • HeinOnline is a digital collection of primary and secondary materials relating to law organized into several modules.

Public Policy Resources

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