Find Articles in Legal Literature
HeinOnline Law Journal Library
The HeinOnline Law Journal Library provides full-text access in pdf format to law reviews and journals. Coverage begins with a journal’s first volume but does not usually include its most recent issues.
Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (HeinOnline)
The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP) provides citations to articles about foreign, comparative and international law from 1985 to the present. Materials indexed include articles from 450 journals, congressional reports, chapters in books, yearbooks, and book reviews. Materials in all languages are included. Greek, Cyrillic, and East Asian vernacular are Romanized and Arabic and Hebrew titles are translated into English or French.
Index to Legal Periodicals & Books | ILP Retrospective
The Index to Legal Periodicals & Books (ILP) provides citations to articles in law reviews, bar association journals, yearbooks, institutes, and government publications from 1980 to present. ILP Retrospective provides coverage from 1908-1981.
LegalTrac | LRI Westlaw
LegalTrac, also known as Legal Resource Index (LRI), provides citations to articles in law reviews, bar association journals, legal newspapers, international legal journals, and law-related articles from business and general interest journals published since 1980.
LexisNexis US Law Reviews & Journals, Combined
LexisNexis US Law Reviews & Journals, Combined contains articles in full-text from law reviews and bar journals. Coverage varies by publication.
Westlaw Journals & Law Reviews
Westlaw Journals & Law Reviews contains articles in full-text from law reviews, CLE course materials and bar journals. Coverage varies by publication.
Find Articles in Academic Literatures
Harvard Google Scholar
Use Harvard Google Scholar to search scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities.
Use JSTOR to search a digital archive of leading academic journals from a wide range of disciplines. Coverage of a journal begins with its first volume but current issues are embargoed for 3-5 years.
Selected Resources by Academic Field
Use Selected Resources by Academic Field to locate journal articles in a variety of academic literatures, research areas and topics.
Citation Linker | Find E-Journals | HOLLIS Classic: Journal Titles | Find E-Resources
Use Citation Linker to locate the full-text of an article by its citation or a Harvard-licensed journal by its title or ISSN. Use Find E-Journals to locate Harvard-licensed journals by title, by keyword or by ISSN. Includes individually licensed journals as well as journals available through a database. Use HOLLIS Classic: Journal Titles to find journals available in print and online at Harvard University libraries, including the law school library. Use Find E-Resources to locate Harvard-licensed indexes and e-journal collections by title, by keyword, by subject and type, or by browsing an alphabetical listing.
Find Working Papers, Preprints & Reports
CIAO Columbia International Affairs Online
CIAO publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 to the present, including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from non-governmental organizations, foundation-funded research projects and proceedings from conferences.
NBER National Bureau of Economic Research
NBER concentrates on four types of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
Olin Center Faculty Discussion Paper Series
Olin Center Fellows Discussion Paper Series
The John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics, and Business at Harvard Law School promotes faculty research in and furthers student understanding of law and economics.
PAIS Public Affairs Information Service
PAIS provides access to materials about public policy, including academic journal articles, yearbooks, books, reports and pamphlets. Items indexed include works by academics, agencies, international organizations and federal, state and local governments from 1972 to the present.
PolicyArchive collects and disseminates videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government and foundation-funded policy research.
PolicyFile covers reports, white papers and other policy documents produced by think tanks, policy organizations and university research institutes from 1990 to the present.
SSRN Social Science Research Network
SSRN provides access to new scholarship including working papers in accounting, economics, financial economics, law and management.
Find Newspaper Articles
Factiva | Google News | LexisNexis News & Business | Westlaw Business & News | ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Factiva, Google News, LexisNexis and Westlaw provide extensive current coverage of a wide variety of newspapers and other news sources. ProQuest provides historical digital archives of several major U.S. newspapers.
Boston Globe LexisNexis | Boston Globe Westlaw | Boston Globe Historical
The Boston Globe on LexisNexis provides full-text access from September 1988 to present in plain-text only. On Westlaw, coverage is from December 1979 to present. The Boston Globe on ProQuest Historical is a digital archive providing coverage from 1872-1979.
New York Times LexisNexis | New York Times Westlaw | New York Times Historical
The New York Times on LexisNexis and Westlaw provides full-text access from June 1980 to present in plain-text only. The New York Times on ProQuest Historical is a digital archive providing coverage from 1851-2005.
Wall Street Journal LexisNexis | Wall Street Journal Historical
The Wall Street Journal on LexisNexis provides full-text access from 1984 to present in plain-text only. The Wall Street Journal on ProQuest Historical is a digital archive providing coverage from 1889-1991.
Washington Post LexisNexis | Washington Post Historical
The Washington Post on LexisNexis provides full-text access from 1977 to present in plain-text only. The Washington Post on ProQuest Historical is a digital archive providing coverage from 1877-1992.
Widener Collection of Newspapers on Microfilm | Boston Public Library Newspaper Room
The Widener Library Newspaper Microfilm Reading Room and the Boston Public Library Newspaper Room each house extensive collections of newspapers in microform and in print.
Find Books at Harvard
HOLLIS | HOLLIS Classic
Use the new HOLLIS discovery tool to find books and other materials available at the Harvard University libraries, including the Law School Library. HOLLIS Classic, the older interface to the catalogs of the Harvard University libraries, remains available for your use.
Legal Treatises by Subject
Legal treatises are books that provide an authoritative, exhaustive and highly organized explanation, analysis and synthesis of the law.
LibX, Harvard University Library Edition
Use the LibX browser toolbar add-on to quickly search the HOLLIS Catalog from within your browser. LibX allows you to select text on a web page and right-click for a menu of search options.
Recent Additions to the HLS Library Collections
Use this fantastic service to discover recent additions to the library’s collections. Locate materials by jurisdiction, by subject or by date acquired. Keep current by subscribing to e-mail notifications and RSS feeds.
Guide to Finding Foreign & International Books at HLSL
The Library is reclassifying its primary foreign & international law collections into the Library of Congress call number system, and rearranging the Langdell and ILS stacks. Check this guide to find each country’s current location.
Guide to Full-Text Books Online
This guide answers frequently asked questions about finding full-text books online at Harvard University.
Find Books Beyond Harvard
Borrow Direct Search
Borrow Direct enables current Harvard faculty, staff, and students to borrow materials directly from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale. More information.
HathiTrust Digital Library
The HathiTrust Digital Library is a shared repository of works digitized by its research library members. The catalog provides information about more than 5 million books and journals and is growing daily. More than 2.5 million volumes are in the public domain so may be viewed in full text.
Harvard Google Book Search
Harvard Google Book Search allows you to search the full text of all books available in Google Book Search with the addition of a Find at Harvard University link displayed next to each item in your search result. If an online version a book has been licensed by Harvard, you will be taken directly to the full text.
IndexMaster is a compilation of the tables of contents and indexes from over 10,000 legal titles from over 90 legal publishers.
Library of Congress Catalog
The Library of Congress serves as the research arm of the United States Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with nearly 128 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.
Use WorldCat to locate the books and other materials from over 12,000 libraries worldwide.
Find Books in Historical Collections
Early English Books Online
Early English Books Online (EEBO) is a digital collection of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700.
Early European Books
Early European Books (EEB), the counterpart to Early English Books Online (EEBO), is a digital collection of continental texts printed before 1701.
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) is a digital collection of books published during the 18th Century in such fields as history and geography, fine arts, social sciences, medicine, science and technology, literature and language and religion and philosophy.
HeinOnline Legal Classics Library
The HeinOnline Legal Classics Library is a digital collection of many of the most highly regarded works written on the law.
Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises 1800-1926 is a digital collection of 19th and early-20th century legal treatises compiled largely from Harvard Law School Library Special Collections.
Making of the Modern World: The Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature
Making of the Modern World The Goldsmiths’-Kress Library of Economic Literature is a digital collection of economic literature selected from the collections of the Goldsmiths’ Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Library of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.