Answered By: Kathleen Donovan
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2016     Views: 99

HOLLIS is the Harvard University Library's catalog of its collections of books, videos, dissertations, etc. There are 2 ways to search it: HOLLIS+ or HOLLIS Classic.

Choose HOLLIS+ for: 

  • Books and articles together
  • Relevance ranked results
  • Article title searching
  • Spelling corrections and variant spellings
  • More searchable Tables of Content and book chapters than in HOLLIS Classic
  • Options to refine your results to available online, available in library (= not checked out), peer-reviewed articles, and more

Note: If you prefer the HOLLIS+ search engine but don't want articles in your results, use the "HOLLIS" tab.

Choose HOLLIS Classic for:

  • More precise exact name searching (Title beginning with, Author, last name first, etc.)
  • Default chronological sort order (most recent first)
  • Browsable alphabetical lists of authors, titles, or subjects in several languages
  • Call number searching and more kinds of call number browsing (e.g. Widener call numbers)

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