Library Tutorials

Google and HOLLIS Tutorial ScreenshotFishing for Sources: Google and HOLLIS
Explore the differences between Google and HOLLIS

Save time and get research done faster

Search Problems Tutorial ScreenshotDiagnose Your Search Problems
Fix the problems of too many, too few, or irrelevant search results
Best techniques for sifting through search results

Research Guides

HOLLIS might not always be the best resource to use.

  • Research Guides will help you find the best resources to use, especially for different types of information, including background and overview sources, articles and journals in specific disciplines/subject areas, and statistics and data. 
    • Go to the Research Guides homepage.
    • Choose the "Guides by Subject" link to browse by subject. 
    • Browse by subject areas relevant to your topic (International Law, Psychology, etc.)


The Databases page searches databases by subject areas and resource type.

  • Will recommend best bests for specific disciplines/subject areas. 
  • Useful if you already know what database you want to use. 


HOLLIS searches the Harvard Library collection and content from subscription databases and journals.

Ask a Librarian for Research Help

  • Ask a Librarian offers an online chat service, email help, research appointments, and FAQs.
  • Email Jonathan Paulo, Online Learning and Reference Librarian, at for research help.