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Research Assistance for the Spring Exercise


HKS Research Librarians have created this 2016 Spring Exercise Research Guide for 1st year Master of Public Policy (MPP) students completing the two-week long challenge. The guide links directly to Harvard Library database subscriptions, websites and data sources related to U.S. immigration and migration policy, including an important section on Congressional Resources.

U.S. Government Information Sources – Federal and Congressional Law Making are two other HKS Library Research Guides that will help students get started with research involving the U.S. Federal Government.

Email or call 617-495-1302 to schedule an appointment to discuss specific research needs, Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Save Time! Schedule a research consultation with an HKS Librarian today.


Expert HKS Librarians can meet with you to help you identify and refine paper topics and show you research strategies that will enable you to conduct more efficient and effective research using Harvard Library resources. Go to the HKS Library Ask Us site to schedule a customized research consultation with an HKS Librarian. We will review Harvard Library database subscriptions, books and other resources that you can use for literature reviews and other research projects. You can also view answers to frequently asked questions about Harvard library subscriptions and services on this site.

Too busy to schedule a research consultation? Bookmark our list of 35+ HKS Library Research Guides. HKS Librarians have reviewed hundreds of Harvard database subscriptions and resources to create simple lists of the best sources of information on a variety of frequently researched topics such as public policy, campaigns & elections, data resources & more.


Struggling with citations? It’s not too late to talk to a librarian about Zotero or online style guides.


Having trouble with citations and bibliographies as you work on your final assignments? Consult with a HKS research librarian about using a tool like Zotero or using online guides for Chicago and other styles. So far this semester we’ve helped more than 50 students individually with citations, over 100 students in workshops, and we can help you too.


Call: (617) 495-1302

Stop by our offices in the Library: Littauer G-10 (Keely Wilczek), Littauer G-12 (Kristen Koob), & Littauer G-16 (Valerie Weis). Librarians are generally around Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm.

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