Finding Books and 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.
  • Academic Search Premier  is a multi-disciplinary database covering over 4,700 magazines, newspapers, and scholarly journals.
  • Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research.


  • MLA International Bibliography provides access to scholarly research in over 3,000 journals, books and other formats.
  • Women's Studies International collects citations and abstracts drawn from a variety of essential women's studies databases.
  • Film and Television Literature Index is an international bibliographic and full-text database covering the entire spectrum of television and film.
  • PAIS (Public Affairs International Service) indexes the public and social policy literature of political science, economics, and law.

Find Background and Theory

  • Oxford Bibliographies provides authoritative research guides across a variety of subject areas. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource directs researchers to the best available scholarship across a wide variety of subjects.
  • Oxford Reference brings together digitized entries from Oxford's Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias, spanning multiple subject areas.