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Middle East and Islamic Studies Library Resources

A guide designed for graduate students and researchers.

HOLLIS Catalog

HOLLIS: The library's discovery system. Use the Everything section to find books and articles (Harvard will not own everything you find here, but we can get it for you), use the Library Catalog section to find items that Harvard owns. See the HOLLIS Help guide for detailed information about using HOLLIS. For searching non-Roman scripts, use these  Romanization / Transliteration Tables for non-Roman Scripts.

HOLLIS Images: a dedicated catalog of images from Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums.

HOLLIS for Archival Discovery: use this tool to find primary source material across the campus libraries and archives

Prepare your web browser: Set Google Scholar Library Links and add our Bookmarklet.

Journal Search: a form for finding journals and articles using pieces of a citation, this links you directly to the e-text of a journal article or to a HOLLIS catalog record showing which Harvard libraries own the journal.

Get It Services: Interlibrary Loan, Borrow Direct, and Scan & Deliver services that provide you with options for locating and requesting materials both in and outside Harvard Libraries.

Make a Purchase Request: If you find an item you think the library should own, please fill out this form.

Research Management and Citation Tools at Harvard: get info about Zotero and EndNote, as well as a schedule of classes to learn their use.