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Gutman's collections represent and support the research of HGSE faculty and students. Primary focuses are educational administration and policy, elementary and secondary education, teachers and teaching, educational innovations, educational psychology, human development, language acquisition, and the history of education. These collections, searchable in HOLLIS, are supplemented by those at Harvard's 70+ libraries as well as by electronic resources on the Harvard Library E-Research website.

Core Collection

The collection of circulating books and non-circulating periodicals totals approximately 200,000 volumes. 2nd floor.


Gutman currently subscribes to hundreds of journals in print, and provides online access to thousands of additional titles. Current issues — 1st floor. Back issues — shelved by call number in the periodicals (PER) section. Non-circulating. Many available online; check HOLLIS for details. 2nd floor.

Video/Audio Tape Collection

Commercially produced video and audio tapes on topics related to education and psychology. Circulation Desk, 2nd floor.

Reserve Collection

Materials faculty place on Reserve in support of specific courses. Changes each semester; Reserve materials are listed on course websites.
Also includes Reserve Test Collection. Circulation Desk, 2nd floor.

Special Collections

Gutman's extensive Special Collections richly document the history of education. Collections available by appointment only. Ground floor.

Reference Collection

General and subject-specific reference works, including statistics, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, etc. Non-circulating. 2nd floor.

Dissertations, Capstones, and Qualifying Papers

HGSE doctoral candidates' theses and pre-thesis research papers. All are cataloged in HOLLIS. Dissertations from 1997 onward are also available in Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest) (HUID and PIN required) in full text. Check HOLLIS for locations.

Test Collections

The Reserve Test Collection supports current HGSE courses. Circulation Desk, 2nd floor

The Historical Test Collection contains tests, measures, and assessments. Check HOLLIS for details. Access, by appointment, through Special Collections staff. Ground floor.

ERIC Microfiche Collection

Full text of documents (EDs) indexed in the ERIC Index. Microfiche copiers available. 2nd floor.

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