Library Websites

Harvard Libraries:

A major starting point for research is the "Harvard Libraries" Website, which is an online gateway to the library resources of Harvard University. The site serves as an important research tool for Harvard’s current students, faculty, staff, and researchers who hold HUIDs and PINs. Through E-Research @ Harvard Libraries, it provides access to electronic resources and journals licensed by the Harvard libraries, as well as links to all of the Harvard library catalogs. It also points to research guides compiled by the libraries across campus and provides practical information on each of the more than 70 libraries that form the Harvard system.

Most of Harvard’s libraries also have developed their own Websites, which are full of valuable links and information covering their areas of specialty.

E-Research @ Harvard Libraries

E-Research @ Harvard Libraries is an online library service that provides access for Harvard users to over 8,000 electronic resources, 49,200 journals, and 300,000 e-books.  E-Research also allows users to store and manage their search results.

Using E-Research, users can

  • Find and access article databases and indexes, encyclopedias, e-book and e-journal collections, and many other electronic resources.

  • Find articles on a topic by searching across the content of multiple e-resources with a single search.

  • Find and access individual electronic journals by title, subject, or ISSN.

  • Add selected e-resources to personal lists for cross-searching and reference (My E-Resources).

  • Save lists of favorite e-journals for quick reference (My E-Journals).

  • Store links to articles, books, and other items (My Citations).

  • View past searches (Saved Searches).

  • Save citations to local workstations or to bibliographic management software such as RefWorks or EndNote.

  • Click on “Find It @ Harvard” buttons for all search results in order to locate items online or on the shelves at Harvard libraries.

In order to achieve maximum benefit from E-Research @ Harvard Libraries and to access all of Harvard’s licensed e-resources, Harvard users should log in, using Harvard IDs and PINs, at the beginning of each session.

Harvard College Library A Research Tool for Library Users

This user-friendly site is a complement to the Harvard Libraries portal and offers quick access to a variety of research tools like research guides, research contacts, online forms, Ask a Librarian online reference service, and information about hours, admittance and borrowing, copying and scanning services, exhibitions and events, services for persons with disabilities, and more.