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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.

Pick a citation & research management tool like Zotero, EndNote, or Overleaf to save references, keep notes, format citations, and more. 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 support 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.

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); your liaison can put you in touch with the right people.

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

Check out our "Media&" Workshop Series. Custom presentations and consultations are also available.

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.

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

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For Your Teaching

Teach with us! We can help at every point in your process, from initial course design, to guidance and support for your students, to assessment and re-design, as well as locating the best materials for your course, whether they are unique collections available only at Harvard, streaming video, or hidden on the open web. To learn more, see Why Talk to a Librarian about Your Course?

Consider designating a Canvas Course Librarian.

Research guides help students identify scholarly resources. Ask us to create a custom guide for your class.

Interested in multimedia assignments? The Library has several specialists who can provide technological training and support for faculty and students. Contact hclmedia@fas.harvard.edu for more information.

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.

Research guides help students identify scholarly resources. Ask us to create a custom guide for your class.

Many films are only a click away. See our Streaming Video guide. While the Library offers many options for film, the Language Resource Center is another place to check.

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

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

We offer Zotero and Endnote training and personalized assistance with source citation and documentation.

Our Cabot Media Studios and Lamont Multimedia Lab are 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.

Compass helps students get a taste of Houghton Library collections that relate to their area of study, and many more collections await in our other special collections and archives.

First Year Librarians help freshman make the most of the library, and Peer Research Fellows in the College offer House-based support for upperclassmen.

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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.

Widener Library offers tours on Thursdays at 2 p.m.