This library research guide is designed to support introductory level courses in the Sustainability Graduate Program the the Harvard Extension School.

  • Are you just getting started and need to develop your topic?
    • Use the HOLLIS page, where you will find help using HOLLIS, Harvard Library’s catalog.
    • Use the Databases page, where you will find recommended resources that provide a general background and overview.
  • Are you in need of research articles or sources for your assignment?
    • Use the HOLLIS page and look for guidance on keyword searching and refining your results.
    • Use the Databases page, where you will find recommend resources that provide articles.
  • Do you need to evaluate sources or use peer-reviewed articles?
  • Are you writing your paper and in need of help?
  • Do you live outside of Cambridge and Harvard?

COVID-19 Update:

  • Harvard Library spaces began reopening this Fall 2021 semester. See this news article for more details.
  • We no longer have the increased access to digitized books through HathiTrust (a temporary pandemic arrangement) with library buildings reopening this August.
  • Scan and Deliver, which offers an electronic scan of book chapters (two per book not exceeding 20% of the work) or journal articles (two per issue) is available to all students.

Need More Help?

If you didn't find the help you needed on this guide, here are some additional options for help:

  • The Get Research Help webpage offers various resources, including finding subject specialists, which is a good idea for degree-candidates working towards a thesis. 
  • The Ask a Librarian webpage offers an online chat service, an email form if you are unsure about who to ask for subject-expertise help or specific questions, and a form to request a research appointment.
  • If you have general questions about the libraries, see the Library Guide for Harvard Extension School.
  • Also, feel free to email Jonathan Paulo, Online Learning and Reference Librarian jonathan_paulo@harvard.edu or George Clark, Research Librarian enviro@fas.harvard.edu.