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Expos 20: Place-making: Self-Discovery in a Modern World: HOLLIS


HOLLIS has two main parts. There’s the traditional Library Catalog of Harvard's books, journals, films, sound recordings, maps, and so on. Then there’s a huge additional database of articles, reviews, etc. which come from various sources outside Harvard. Many of these are available online through Harvard's subscriptions.

You can search the Library Catalog separately, or  -- especially if you want to see articles -- search for "Everything" at once. These choices appear as soon as you start to type a search.

Tips for Using HOLLIS More Effectively

  • Sign in -- to get more search results; to place Requests; to save records in My Favorites; to see your search history; and to view or renew your checked-out items.
  • Use "Starts with/Browse" for more precise searching by subject, author, call number, etc. (see the screenshot below)
  • Use the Advanced Search to refine your search in advance by language, date, type of resource, etc.
  • Look at the HOLLIS User Guide for more helpful tips on finding what you need.