1. Course Readings

Course readings are on the course website at canvas.harvard.edu.  Select "Library Reserves" to view library-provided content.   Readings are online or in print.  If you want a print item, bring the call number to the circulation desk on the first floor to borrow a copy.


HOLLIS is Harvard’s library catalog.  Sign in to see licensed digital content, delivery options, and to access your account.

3. Religion Databases Cross-Search

Our most important religion databases don't share information with HOLLIS.   Use Religion Databases Cross-Search to complement your HOLLIS results.

Religion Databases Cross- Search searches prominent religion databases covering thousands of scholarly publications -- Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, Bibliography of Asian Studies, Christian Periodical Index, Index to Jewish Periodicals, Index Islamicus, New Testament Abstracts, Old Testament Abstracts, and Philosopher's Index.

4. More Search Engines/Article Databases

Additional specialized databases can be accessed from the library’s website. We curate a list of  key databases that align with the HDS curriculum.  These selections are a subset of all Harvard Library databases.

5. Lean Library

When you find an article that costs money, use  Lean Library  to access the Harvard Library subscription. 

6. Find a Space

Use Find a Space to find the perfect library space for your needs at any hour.  Select features like noise level, furniture type, or locker availability.

7. BorrowDirect

 Borrow Direct is often the fastest way to borrow something not available at Harvard. 

8. Citation Tools

Tools like Zotero organize book and article references in one or more virtual folders.  From these references, you’re able to produce instant notes and bibliographies in a citation style of your choice.  Most library databases, including HOLLIS, will format results as citations.

For information about Harvard-supported citation tools and trainings, see Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard.

9. Chargers, noise-cancelling headphones, flash drives, standing desks, and other useful things

Borrow any device for up to 3 hours. Inquire at the circulation desk.

10.Research Services

Get to know the Research Services team at Andover-Harvard— Gloria, Rebecca, and Renata. 

We can help you locate information, develop a research strategy, find sources on any topic, and work on any research-related question, problem, or skill.  

No problem is too small.  We are here for you!  

Contact us at ask@hds.harvard.libanswers.com or research@hds.harvard.edu or 617.496.2485