Contact the research librarians

Gutman librarians are available online to answer your questions Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm EST.
Email: Use our Ask Us
Text: 617-858-6079
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: Exploring emergent literacy development in a second language: A selective literature review
Ex: Handbook of family literacy

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.
  • An Academic Writing Services 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

Get It

Use Get It services to locate and request materials through the Harvard Library.

How does Get It it work?

  • Begin with HOLLIS to find books and more at Harvard's 70 libraries
  • Available at Harvard? Visit the library and get it from the shelf if you need it right away. If you can wait 1 - 3 days, look for a "Request for Pick Up" link in HOLLIS to have the book delivered to Gutman or another Harvard library.
  • Use Scan & Deliver to request copies of articles or chapters from materials available at Harvard
  • Not available at Harvard?
    • Use Borrow Direct to request books not available at Harvard directly from partner libraries at other schools
    • Use Interlibrary Loan to get copies of articles, or books not available through Borrow Direct

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