Get Started with the Library
This guide provides helpful tips on finding library material at Harvard and beyond. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me via email, phone, or Zoom.
Harvard Library homepage
Harvard Library - start here to find the library catalog (HOLLIS) or library hours, locate a study space, ask for help, explore our collections, learn about upcoming events and special exhibits, and much more.
Harvard Library provides hundreds of tailor-made research guides on a wide variety of services and subject areas.
- Chemistry and Chemical Biology Resources
- Medical School Library Resources
- Kennedy Library - Energy & Environmental Policy
- HBS Baker Library
Ask a Librarian
Ask A Librarian is a service that allows you to email, chat, or request an appointment with a library specialist. This site also has a really helpful set of FAQs.
Go to HOLLIS and, at the top, click on DATABASES - You can search for databases in a variety of ways e.g. top picks, by academic disciplines, or view all 1000+ databases with which Harvard provides access.
- Citation Tools like Zotero organize book and article references and help format your bibliographies in a large variety of citation styles.
- Overleaf Pro is a LaTeX and Rich Text collaborative writing and publishing tool that makes the process of academic writing, editing and publishing much quicker and easier.
- BrowZine allows easy browsing and reading of journals
- LinkedIn Learning, formerly lynda.com, provide excellent training videos
- Harvard Syllabus Explorer can be used to discover new courses and find course reading lists.