This guide will introduce you to the resources and services available to visiting scholars and researchers at the Harvard Law School Library.
If you are interested in learning more about the process of applying to the Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scholar program, please consult the Harvard Law School's Graduate Program's Visiting Scholar and Researcher (VS/VR) webpage.
Visit our website for details on access to the Harvard Law School Library. For any questions, contact our Access Services department.
Harvard provides a number of useful tools that can be helpful as you start your research.
HOLLIS, Harvard's library catalog includes records for millions of articles, books, journals, manuscripts, government documents, maps, microforms, music scores, sound recordings, visual materials, and data files.
Visiting researchers are not automatically given passwords to Lexis, Westlaw & BloombergLaw, but exceptions can sometimes be made. Please contact the vendor representatives listed on the linked page to request passwords.
We also offer on-site access to Westlaw and Bloomberg terminals. You can also access legal content via NexisUni with your Harvard Key.
The Library subscribes to a number of databases on topics related to the law and other related fields. Most are available onsite. Offsite access usually requires a Harvard Key log in.
Researchers interested in searching across all of Harvard University's e-resources can search a more thorough list of databases across a full range of academic disciplines. Most will be available for use onsite or offsite with a current Harvard Key.
The Library maintains research guides on a wide range of legal topicsThese guides give research tips related to particular areas of the law and also provide links and citation information for a range of resources on each topic.
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