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Library Resources for New FAS Faculty: Home

For Your Research

HOLLIS is the library catalog and more, with a helpful HOLLIS user guide.

HOLLIS for Archival Discovery lets you delve into special collections and archives.

For specialized search engines, go to Databases.

HOLLIS Images is the dedicated image catalog.

Browse journals on your smartphone with Browzine.

Look no further for data & government information collections and expertise.

 

Borrow from near and far, and request deliveries to your nearest campus library.*
 
Save time with Scan and Deliver, a free electronic document delivery service in HOLLIS.
 
To consult special collections or archives materials found in HOLLIS, click “View in Library.”
 
Search Google Scholar with Harvard Library links.
 
Install the Harvard Library Bookmark in your browser to connect with Harvard Library subscriptions from anywhere on the web.

*Check COVID-19 updates for availability of these services.

Pick a citation & research management tool like Zotero, EndNote, or Overleaf to save references, keep notes, format citations, and more. We offer Zotero and Endnote training and personalized assistance with source citation and documentation.

Perma.cc prevents link rot for online sources.

In HOLLIS, check My Account/Renew (in the top-right after you sign in) to view your loans and requests. If you have several items checked out, and forgot to add them to your citation manager, it is possible to export them in bulk from this feature: Go to Loans, select your titles, click the three dots ("Push to" actions), and then choose Export.

Learn about our Research Data Management Program and make a Data Management Plan to share and preserve your data while satisfying funding requirements.

If you're doing qualitative research, we provide methodological resources, and tools like NVivo.

Create your profile on OpenScholar@Harvard.

The Office of Scholarly Communication can help you negotiate contracts with publishers and provide funds for publishing in fee-based open-access journals. They sponsor Copyright First Responders, who can help tackle your copyright law and policy questions.

Harvard’s Institutional Repository, DASH, is a safe and reliable way to self-archive your publications.

Distinguish yourself with an ORCID.

Partner alongside librarians to build digital collections and exhibits with CURIOsity.

Our specialists in learning technologies and multimedia can help you develop engaging and interactive media and help you hone your digital storytelling skills. Contact hclmedia@fas.harvard.edu for more information.

Check out our Remote Media Help. Multimedia training and assistance are available through the Virtual Media Lab and virtual office hours. Custom presentations and consultations are also available.

When the pandemic is over, our Cabot Media Studios and Lamont Multimedia Lab will once again be available to produce high-quality audio and video recordings and create media and data visualizations. We loan computers, peripherals, video cameras, microphones, and other specialized technology through our Tech Loan service.

Learn about our Research Data Management Program and make a Data Management Plan to share and preserve your data while satisfying funding requirements. With the DMPTool, you may create and share your data management plan, then store your data in the Harvard Dataverse.

Let us help you visualize your data, and consider attending the next DataFest, hosted by the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS), with whom we partner.

If you're doing qualitative research, we support NVivo and more; if you need maps, we provide Digital Mapping and GIS support.

We offer collaborative, cross-boundary training and support for digital scholarship. The Digital Scholarship Support Group (DSSG) helps with text mining, digital exhibits, and more (check out the DSSG's events and workshops, or sign up for their online office hours); your liaison can put you in touch with the right people.

For Your Teaching

Teach remotely with us! We’re available on Canvas and ZOOM, and we’re happy to tailor library and archival research classes to suit your needs. We can also help locate course materials and consult with you on relevant projects. Send your students to us for guidance and support with their research.


Consider designating a Canvas Course Librarian.

Do your students need help identifying scholarly sources? Librarians will create custom Research guides for your classes. 

Students can schedule research consultations with librarians, and may email or chat with a librarian through
Ask a Librarian.

Your course librarian is most often the person formally assigned as a liaison to your academic department. To find your liaison librarian, consult the Library Liaisons web page. You may alternatively write to our Ask A Librarian service and ask to be connected with the library’s liaison for your department or program.

The library will set aside materials for your course. You can activate the Course Reserves service via Canvas ("Library Reserves" link) or HOLLIS ("Reserves List" feature); it can handle almost any source, including streaming media, your own PDFs, and standard items. Consult the Reserves Quick Guide.

Funds are available to digitize selected materials for teaching; ask your library liaison.

Many films are only a click away. See our Streaming Video guide; it includes information on finding films, requesting films, and copyright. In cases where a film is only available as a physical copy and is not available for streaming, the library has staffing and equipment to assist students watching material for assignments as well as to assist faculty screening films in the classroom. The Language Resource Center is an additional place to check for foreign language films.

The Library provides 3D Scanning and Consultation. Integrate 3D content into your course, whether existing or from digital surrogates of artifacts and specimens held in our collections. Objects can range from very small to entire buildings!

Copyright First Responders can help tackle your copyright law and policy questions.

Interested in multimedia assignments? Our specialists in learning technologies, data visualization, and multimedia can help you develop engaging and interactive online learning activities. Contact hclmedia@fas.harvard.edu for more information.

Multimedia training and assistance are available through Remote Media Help and the Virtual Media Lab.

When the pandemic is over, our Cabot Media Studios and Lamont Multimedia Lab will once again be available to produce high-quality audio and video recordings and create media and data visualizations. We loan computers, peripherals, video cameras, microphones, and other specialized technology through our Tech Loan service.

Copyright First Responders can help tackle your copyright law and policy questions.

With Special Collections stewarded by archivists, curators, and librarians across several Harvard Library repositories, students can discover and engage with primary sources and learn about material culture. You may request a class using our online form.

Not sure how to integrate special collections instruction into virtual teaching? Teach with Houghton Library. Houghton offers robust resources for teaching and learning with collections remotely.

Partner alongside librarians to build digital collections and exhibits with CURIOsity.

The Library provides 3D Scanning and Consultation. Integrate 3D content into your course, whether existing or from digital surrogates of artifacts and specimens held in our collections. Objects can range from very small to entire buildings!

Click here to go to Harvard Library website. Testimonial: “Just wanted to say thank you for the fabulous-as-ever library session. It really helped launch the students’ projects.” – Ricky Martin, Harvard College Writing Program

Contact Us

Ask a Librarian ask.library.harvard.edu

Did You Know?

We will purchase materials on your request.

Many academic departments have a dedicated library liaison.

Copyright First Responders can help tackle your copyright law and policy questions.

The Library Passport was created to provide a sense of belonging and add a bit of fun when you visit our beautiful buildings. It will be reprised once we return to normal campus operations after the pandemic.

When the pandemic is over, Widener Library will resume offering tours on Thursdays at 2 p.m. Until then, you may take a Virtual Tour of Widener Library from home!
screen capture from virtual Widener tour