Research Guides

Research guides are authored by library staff from across the Harvard community and can function as class-specific collections of resources, introductions to certain fields and methodologies, or in-depth guides to specific library resources for advanced researchers.

The staff in Services for Academic Programs have created research guides on a variety of topics relevant to FAS courses and research endeavors. 

Explore all the guides available via the link below, or scroll down to see featured LibGuides authored by SAP librarians. You can use them to get started on a research project, to prepare for or refresh your memory after a consultation, or to dig into entirely new subjects!

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Guide to Newspapers and Newspaper Indexes

This guide, authored by Fred Burchsted, provides an in-depth introduction to doing to research with newspapers and newspaper indexes. It is incredibly informative and has a lot of very practical tips.



Interrogating Texts

Six Reading Habits to Develop in Your First Year at Harvard


New and returning students find this guide, authored by Sue Gilroy, to be an invaluable resource to jumpstart their college career.