FAQ

How can I have access to full text journal articles through our library subscriptions when using Google Scholar?

In order to view full-text resources available through the Harvard University Library System, you must link your account on Google Scholar search to the Harvard University proxy server. This will enable links to full-text via the familiar "Find it @ Harvard" buttons when viewing a Google Scholar record with full-text availability.

  1. Go to Google Scholar’s main page and click “Settings”

  2. Select “Library links” on the left of the page

  3. In the empty box, type “Harvard” and click search

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Is HarvardKey compatible with Harvard WiFi?

(See also "What is HarvardKey and do I need to register?")

Once you claim your HarvardKey, Harvard WiFi no longer works with HUID and PIN-password; you will get an invalid credentials message. Instead, for username continue to use HUID, but for the password use the new password you just created for HarvardKey. For the WiFi network "Harvard Secure" this is noted here: http://reference.iam.harvard.edu/harvardkey#step3.

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I am looking for books on CD's - ie. books read outloud that one can listen to while commuting or travelling. Do you have any? Where can I find them? How do I search for them?

We do have a small collection of audio books; the Baker Library at the Business School has the best collection. (A HarvardKey will also allow you to stream audio books from the Naxos Spoken Word Library.)

If you are looking for a particular title, search the Hollis Catalog and limit the results to format "sound recordings."  To find many audio books to browse, search the Hollis Catalog for "recorded books," then limit to format "… Read more about I am looking for books on CD's - ie. books read outloud that one can listen to while commuting or travelling. Do you have any? Where can I find them? How do I search for them?

Can I use eduroam and my ID to access wifi in other places?

Eduroam (education roaming) is the 'secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community' which allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. Harvard is a participating institution, and HarvardKey authentication… Read more about Can I use eduroam and my ID to access wifi in other places?

How do SAO employees access Harvard Libraries?

SAO employees, through their CfA affiliation, are granted access to certain Harvard Libraries such as Cabot, Widener, and Lamont.  Please contact the Wolbach Library prior to your first visit to a Harvard Library if you wish to take advantage of this privilege, as terms and conditions may vary.

For access to most of the Harvard Libraries, other than those listed above, an annual Harvard Libraries Special Borrower's card may be purchased for a small fee at the… Read more about How do SAO employees access Harvard Libraries?