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Gutman Library

Alumni Services

Library Access and Borrowing

HGSE Alumni

  • After graduation, HGSE alumni may continue to use the library and to borrow materials from the collection. To apply for a library card, please fill out the HGSE Alumni Library Card Form. To update your contact information, please use the online Change of Address Form.

Other Harvard Alumni

  • Alumni of other Harvard schools may present identification at the front desk and sign in to use materials from Gutman's Collections in the library. For borrowing privileges at Gutman, other alumni may purchase a Gutman Library Special Borrower card. Please see information on Special Borrower cards.

Privileges for HGSE Alumni at Other Harvard Libraries

For information about alumni use of other Harvard libraries, please consult Visiting the Harvard Library.

Electronic Resources for HGSE Alumni

At Gutman Library

  • While visiting the library, HGSE graduates have full access to all of the electronic resources available on site, including education and psychology databases, and to thousands of other research databases, electronic journals, newspapers, and more.

Off-site Access to Electronic Resources

  • To support the work of all Harvard alumni, the Harvard Library offers a curated collection of online resources. This collection includes an EBSCO alumni database (previously offered through Gutman Library), JSTOR, ABI/Inform (business), and many more resources. These alumni resources replace your HOLLIS+ full-text access to articles.
  • Have a citation and looking for full text? Best bets for HGSE grads: EBSCO Academic Search Alumni Edition JSTOR, Project Muse, and Sage Journals.
  • Access to the full list of online resources for alumni is available on the Harvard Library Alumni page.
  • Use of all alumni resources requires a HarvardKey. More information about the HarvardKey.
  • Tip: Visit the open access ERIC site for full-text articles in some education journals. 

Additional Resources

Electronic Resources available through Public Libraries

  • Many public libraries throughout the country provide access to electronic resources within their library and remotely. Contact your local public library for more information or check their website. Most Massachusetts residents can access a number of online databases through Massachusetts Library Networks, using the barcode on their public library card.

Research Consultations and Questions

Overwhelmed by choices? Need help researching a new subject area? Contact Research and Instruction Services — we can work with you via e-mail, on the phone, or in person. Consider making a one-hour appointment to work with us on your topic

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