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This guide provides links to resources relevant to Govt E-599c: Deliberative Justice Capstone taught by Dr. Sergio Imparato.  If you have library related questions, I would be happy to hear from you.
Kathleen Sheehan

Gathering Background Information

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a dynamic reference work with essays written and maintained by an expert or group of experts in the field. All entries and substantive updates are refereed by the members of a distinguished editorial board before they are made public.

Oxford Bibliographies Online offers peer-reviewed, annotated bibliographies on topics in disciplines including Philosophy and Political Science.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics offers substantive overview articles with extensive bibliographies written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars.

Cambridge Companions to Philosphy, Religion and Culture is part of a series from Cambridge University Press, offering introductions to major writers, artists, and philosophers, as well as special topics and periods. The collections are cross-searchable and updated as new editions are made available.

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

Policyfile - contains policy papers and reports from think tanks, government agencies, and university research centers.

Think Tank Search - a research guide from the Harvard Kennedy School

ProQuest Congressional - primary resources for information on congressional activities.

Policy Memo Resource - from Harvard Kennedy School

Selected Research Guides

Created by librarians across the university to recommend resources, tools, and services that will help with your research projects.

Harvard Kennedy School, Research Guides

Helpful Library Services & Tools