Resources for Background and Literature Reviews

Find Books

  • 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.

Find Journal Articles

  • Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary database that includes newspapers, journals, and magazines. 
  • Social Science Premium includes mainly scholarly material in a range of social science disciplines including, sociology, political science, and education.
  • Google Scholar enables you to search for scholarly literature, including journal articles,, theses, books across academic disciplines.

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