Search for Books

Click the links below to search the library catalog in HOLLIS for books related to hot topics in teaching and learning in higher education. 

To see current books, use the date limiter in the right column to refine by date.

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HOLLIS: Searching Smarter

Want to explore more? Search HOLLIS for books by author, title, or topic.

Just beginning your research?

  • Add  "handbooks" or "encyclopedias" to your search terms to find overviews, and identify seminal authors and works

Results too large?

  • Refine your results by publication date, subject term, language, etc.
  • Add another keyword for better focus

Results too small?

  • Try searching a related keyword  (colleges and/or universities instead of "higher education")
  • Check the Subjects listed on the full record, then search those words

Not in HOLLIS?

Need a book that's not available in HOLLIS? 

1. Use the Borrow Direct catalog to request books that are not available at Harvard directly from other Ivy League schools.

  • Found an available copy? Place the request yourself.

Most books arrive within 4 business days, and are delivered to any of 14 libraries--your choice! (more about Borrow Direct)

2. Use Interlibrary Loan to get loans of books not available at Harvard or through Borrow Direct.

The average wait for books is 2 weeks, and they are delivered to Gutman (more about Interlibrary Loan)