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Research Guide for Edmund J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellows-in-Residence


The purpose of this guide is to direct you to useful library research resources and services.  If you have questions about this guide or about doing research in the Harvard libraries, we will be happy to hear from you.

Selected Harvard Libraries and Collections

This is a selective list of libraries at Harvard with collections most relevant to this course:

  • Widener Library, the largest research library at Harvard with collections focused on humanities and social sciences;
  • Harvard Law School Library, with superb collections in U.S. and international law;
  • Kennedy School Library, with collections supporting study at the John F. Kennedy School of Government;
  • Lamont Library, the general undergraduate library, which also houses the Government Documents and Microforms collections.

To locate additional libraries and their hours, please consult the Locations & Hours page on the Library Website.

Helpful Services & Tools

  • Ask Us - send us your questions and we'll find the answers.
  • HOLLIS+ - Sign in and start searching the Harvard Library collection.
  • Check Harvard Library Bookmark - download and click on it to bypass the paywall for online materials.
  • Scan and Deliver - Free electronic document delivery service for Harvard students, faculty and staff.
  • For materials not available at Harvard,
  • Research Management and Citation Tools - collect citations and organize your sources, notes and pdfs in one place. The Library offers classes to get you started.
  • Harvard Library Research Guides - handy guides to subjects, tools, and services compiled by Harvard LIbrarians.