Faculty members may call the Faculty Hotline, 617- 496-0569 for immediate research assistance. For more in-depth assistance, office consultations with a research librarian are available. Please contact Melinda Kent, Manager, Reference and Research Services, 617-495-4454, to schedule a consultation.
The Library offers faculty members individual sessions to introduce new Library resources or to refresh research skills. Please contact Melinda Kent, Manager, Reference and Research Services, 617-495-4454, to schedule a research refresher.
Assistance with Electronic Resources and Services
Research librarians provide instruction and assistance in using electronic resources, including HOLLIS, LexisNexis, Westlaw, the Harvard Libraries portal, , which provides access to a wide array of online periodical indexes, e-journals, data sources, e-books and more. The Reference staff can help identify materials that are not available in the Library by searching bibliographic databases containing the holdings of libraries across the country.
Faculty members are encouraged to discuss online research questions with a reference librarian, who can provide search strategy advice or conduct the search. For advice on the best electronic resources available for your topic, or to request an online search or search strategy advice, please call the Reference Desk, 617-495-4516.