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Gutman Library


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 — second floor.


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

Video/Audio Tape Collection

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

Reserve Collection

Materials faculty place on Reserve in support of specific courses. Changes each semester; Reserve materials are listed on course websites.

Special Collections

Gutman's Special Collections richly document the history of education. 

Reference Collection

General and subject-specific reference works, including statistics, encyclopedias, handbooks, directories, etc. Non-circulating — second 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.

Historical Test Collections

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

ERIC Microfiche Collection

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