Contact the research librarians

Gutman librarians are available to answer your questions Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
Email: Use our Ask Us form
Text: 617-858-6079
Drop in at the main desk on Gutman's 2nd floor: Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST
Need more in-depth research help? Make a virtual appointment to work with a research librarian.
To schedule a time, use the Gutman Library Research Appointment tool.

Get a Harvard Library bookmark

Install the "Check Harvard Library" button in your web browser to link easily to Harvard Library's full-text access.

Find articles & books


Ex: "How young teachers experience their professional work in Chile"
Ex: "International education: an encyclopedia of contemporary issues and systems"

Help with your assignments

Get help from experts:

  • Your professor or TF can discuss your ideas with you and help you connect them to course readings and assignments.
  • Librarians can help you develop a research strategy and identify relevant resources and search terms.
  • A Writing Center TF can help refine a research question and review drafts of papers.

Search subject databases

It's okay to begin with Google or HOLLIS, but then switch to specialized databases to find the best research from your discipline(s).

Manage and cite my research

Use Zotero to:

  • create reference lists in APA and other formats
  • create a searchable database of your research
  • import citations, abstracts, and more from online sources
  • organize notes and full text documents, such as PDFs, images, spreadsheets

Access Options

Begin with HOLLIS to find online access to books and articles available through the Harvard Library.

In HOLLIS but not available online?

  • Use the "Scan & Deliver" or "Scan & Deliver/Interlibrary Loan" link on the HOLLIS record to request digital copies of articles and book chapters (only two chapters per book). Learn more about Scan & Deliver.

Not in HOLLIS?