What's in HOLLIS
Finding Materials at Harvard
HOLLIS is the library catalog for Harvard University. It contains records for millions of books,
journals, manuscripts, government documents, maps, microforms, music scores, sound recordings, visual
materials, data files, and more. The catalog is updated continually as material is ordered, received,
Two search interfaces are available,
There are several important differences between HOLLIS and HOLLIS Classic:
The traditional collections of books, journals,
manuscripts, etc. are covered in both HOLLIS and HOLLIS Classic.
HOLLIS additionally searches a wider array of materials including finding aids
for archives and special collections,
images from visual collections, and enhanced tables of contents.
Use HOLLIS for keyword searching with relevance-ranked results and refinable result lists. Use
HOLLIS Classic for browsing lists of authors, titles, subjects, or for searching/browsing call
To search using non-Latin scripts (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, etc.), use HOLLIS Classic. Both HOLLIS and HOLLIS Classic display non-Latin
Neither HOLLIS or HOLLIS Classic currently supports article level searches. To locate articles, or
narrow your focus to e-resources and e-journals, consult
E-Research at Harvard Libraries.
The best browsers to use with HOLLIS and HOLLIS Classic are
Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above and Safari 4.0 and above. Other browsers will work,
but may cause unexpected behavior.
The catalog uses popups in certain places. Some browsers
can be configured to block popups,
so be sure to allow popups when using the catalog. Check the help document
of your browser for more information.
In addition to browsers, some other software, such as the Google Toolbar
and Norton Internet Security, have popup blocking functions. Check the
help document of the software to find out how to allow popups.
Other online catalogs at Harvard include
VIA (Visual Information Access),
OASIS (Online Archival Search Information System), and the
Harvard Geospatial Library.
Much of this content is also available in HOLLIS.
To conduct a thorough search for
materials, consult with librarians by starting with the Ask a Librarian service.
HOLLIS / HOLLIS Classic is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, with the following exceptions:
Maintenance windows are used to do planned software or hardware maintenance
that would make the system unavailable.
- During the weekly backup on Sundays, from 2-4am EST.
- Occasionally during the maintenance windows on Sunday, from 2-9 am EST and
Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7am EST.
In addition to accessing HOLLIS Classic through a web browser,
it is also possible for authorized Harvard users to conduct searches using a Z39.50 client
such as EndNote. From the "Your Account" page of HOLLIS Classic,
click on the button labeled "EndNote/Z39.50 info". From here,
you can download a connection file that makes it possible
HOLLIS Classic using EndNote. There are also instructions for setting
up other Z39.50 clients.
Finding Materials at Harvard