Unabridged: A Master Class in Library Research

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for January 16-24, 2019.

We are reviewing applications and sending responses on a rolling basis. (Please note that no notifications will be sent during the library's winter closure from December 22 to January 1.)

If you have any questions about the application form or the program, please contact Odile at oharter@fas.harvard.edu.


Unabridged and Unabridged-sponsored events, 2018-2019:


Know Your Field - fall 2018

A teaser session for Unabridged 2019 was offered September 17th and October 17th. View Handout


Unabridged: A Master Class in Library Research - January 16-24, 2019

Offered as part of January @ GSAS, co-sponsored by Services for Academic Programs and Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services

  • Main program: January 16-17 (Wed-Thurs) and January 22-24 (Tues-Thurs), 1:00-4:30 pm

  • Bonus session: January 18th (Friday), choice of 10:00 am-12:00 pm or 2:00-4:00 pm

  • See Program Overview for detailed schedule.

Location: Harvard Kennedy School.

Limited to 40 participants, application required


A Harvard Collections Showcase - Thursday, January 31st, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm

Sponsored by Unabridged

Location: Widener Library

Open to all Harvard affiliates, no RSVP required


Copyright and Fair Use: Your Scholarly Rights - Friday, February 22nd, 2019, 10:00-11:30 am

Interactive workshop sponsored by Unabridged

Location: Harvard Hall 202

Open to up to 60 participants, RSVP requested




Unabridged, now in its 5th year, is a library master class for GSAS and DCE graduate students that offers participants a chance to explore the full research lifecycle and set themselves up for a lifelong scholarly practice--making them more effective, resourceful, and creative researchers.

Through hands-on activities, participants will learn how to:

  • Navigate complex research environments

  • Organize their research in intellectually productive ways

  • Incorporate a wide variety of evidence into their research

  • Optimize their search strategies

  • Manage their scholarly persona and negotiate with publishers


Further Resources

If you're interested in honing your research skills on your own, you can: