Finding Data

Consultation, full service (HLS, Baker), and referrals for locating sources of research data(e.g. Library subscriptions, government sponsor, repository).

Below is information about the provider(s) of this service.  Some providers work with members of a specific school, while others are open to the Harvard community more broadly.

Broadly applicable

Harvard College Library, Services for Academic Programs

Harvard College Library (SAP) offers consultations and referrals to data sources and data repositories with a particular focus on the social sciences and business/economic, public opinion, and demographic data. Consultations include locating data, recommending search strategies, and providing instruction sessions on finding data.

Audience

All Harvard community; focus on FAS undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty

Service Provider

Harvard College Library, Services for Academic Programs (SAP)

Service Fee

None

Service Website

https://library.harvard.edu/collections/data-and-government-information-collections

Contact Information

Hugh Truslow and Diane Sredi govdocs@fas.harvard.edu

Fine Arts Library

Fine Arts Library provides consultations, instruction, and referrals for finding image data sources and image databases.

Audience

  • All Faculty
  • All Graduate Students
  • School Undergraduates
  • All Affiliates
  • Departments

Service Provider

Fine Arts Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

 

Contact Information

Jessica Evans Brady: falibref@fas.harvard.edu

Harvard Map Collection

Harvard Map Collection has a network of vendors that specialize in maps and data from around the world.

Audience

All Harvard Affiliates

Service Provider

Harvard Map Collection

Service Fee

None

Service Website

 

Contact Information

maps@harvard.edu

Applicable to members of a specific school or part of the campus

Baker Library (Harvard Business School)

Baker Library provides full data finding services for HBS faculty (fee) and free consultations to School Faculty and Students. This Iincludes data that is freely available, available at Harvard, needs to be purchased, or needs to be created provided by scratch.

Audience

  • School Faculty
  • School Graduate Students

Service Provider

Baker Library

Service Fee

Yes for HBS Faculty

Service Website

https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Finding-Data

Contact Information

Alex Caracuzzo: acaracuzzo@hbs.edu

Countway Library (Longwood Medical Area)

Audience

  • School Faculty
  • School Graduate Students
  • School Affiliates

Service Provider

Countway Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

https://countway.harvard.edu/services/publishing-data-services/data-services

Contact Information

Julie Goldman: julie_goldman@hms.harvard.edu

Gutman Library (Harvard Graduate School of Education)

Audience

  • School Faculty
  • School Graduate Students
  • School Affiliates

Service Provider

Gutman Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

http://asklib.gse.harvard.edu/q.php

Contact Information

Harvard Kennedy School

Audience

  • School Faculty
  • Graduate School Fellows
  • School Graduate Students
  • School Affiliates

Service Provider

Harvard Kennedy School Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

https://guides.library.harvard.edu/hks/data_resources

Contact Information

library_research@hks.harvard.edu

Harvard Law School

Audience

  • School Faculty and School Graduate Students (all services)
  • All Harvard Affiliates (consulation)

Service Provider

Harvard Law School Library

Service Fee

None

Service Website

http://asklib.law.harvard.edu

Contact Information

Michelle Pearse: mpearse@law.harvard.edu