What to do when your access to print materials is extremely limited?
Review Harvard Middle East Division Library Guides for online materials:

Triangulate, Search in Three Places:

1) HOLLIS: Read the catalog record for ebook version as some items may lack a "View Online" button and yet still be available online.  And note there may be more than one record.

2) Databases with Full Text Platforms: Add some of the major full-text platforms to your list of go-to resources as many of these vendors are expanding access for Harvard Key holders.

3) Internet Search of the Publisher's Website, Try a general web search ( via Google, Duckduckgo, etc.) as there is a growing list of publishers and vendors that are removing paywalls and donating temporarily access to collections.

Ask us for suggestions and ideas!

Can't access something? Learn *about* it

Don't forget to browse!

Most experts recommend browsing (walking the library shelves, flipping through an entire volume) as the best method to gain a sense of the "landscape" and to find overlooked or unexpected material

  • Starts with/browse option in HOLLIS - call number is especially helpful. (See the HOLLIS User Guide for tips.)
  • Most platforms offer ways to explore serendipitously. Look for:
    • "collections"
    • "browse"
    • "publications"
    • "about"
  • When you find good content, look at the top of the web page and on side menus for links back to the larger container so you can explore that---the specific issue an article appeared in, the journal, the book or book series, the themed collection, etc.

Need primary sources? Try these: