Ask a Librarian for Research Help

Harvard Library - Best Resources

  • HOLLIS searches Harvard Library collection and a huge index of subscription content. 
  • HOLLIS User Guide for help searching in HOLLIS.
  • Research Guides help recommend the best resources for research in specific subject areas. Best used by browsing the guides by Subject. 
  • Databases page allows you to search for specific databases, or browse the best databases in specific subject areas.

Using Sources

Library Tutorials

Google and HOLLIS Tutorial ScreenshotFishing for Sources: Google and HOLLIS
Explore the differences between Google and HOLLIS

Save time and get research done faster



Search Problems Tutorial ScreenshotDiagnose Your Search Problems
Fix the problems of too many, too few, or irrelevant search results
Best techniques for sifting through search results

Career and Academic Resource Center (CARC) Webinars

The following webinars about Harvard Library are listed in the Academic Videos, Miscellaneous: Study Skills, Resources, and More section:

The following webinar about Zotero appears in the Academic Videos, Citing and Referencing section:

Additional Research Support

  • Our Virtual Media Lab is a central hub for students and faculty to avail themselves of the full range of media support and resources, including video tutorials, workshops, and consultations. 
  • We offer Visualization Support, for incorporating visualization techniques into coursework, research, or teaching. In addition to scheduling consultations, there are also workshops on topics like creating effective data visualizations and using Tableau software. 
  • The Library Support for Qualitative Research guide helps with methodology, data management, NVivo, and more, including a list of upcoming workshops. 
  • The Beginner's Guide to Locating and Using Numeric Data provides support with finding and using data and statistics.