A digital publication based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education produced for educators everywhere. Usable Knowledge was founded to connect research to practice. They make education research and well-vetted strategies accessible to a wide audience: teachers and principals, district leaders, policymakers, university faculty and higher ed professionals, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, members of the media, and parents.
In distinguishing fact from opinion, quantitative information is often seen as more reliable, but Mario Luis Small, Grafstein Family Professor of Sociology, wants students also to see the value of qualitative data for assessing such claims. In his course Qualitative Network Analysis, he requires students to analyze empirical research (including their own ethnographic cases) with a qualitative lens and thoroughly evaluate “authors who believe they’re making a defensible claim about some aspect of society.”
Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science, illustrates how combining nineteenth century documents with oral histories can help unpack complex current issues and disrupt certain assumptions on topics such as undocumented border crossings, addiction, and disease along our southern border.
Giovanni Parmigiani, Professor of Biostatistics, selects new scientific articles as well as opinion pieces for freshman seminar course FRSEMR 22H – My Genes and Cancer to discuss in-the-moment scientific discoveries in genetics research, and encourages students to also recommend topics of interest.
Hedera facilitates the application of second language acquisition research to teaching and learning by enabling users to maintain custom lists of known vocabulary and analyzing texts to see what percentage of words the user knows.
By supporting experimentation, innovation, and evidence-based practices, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning seeks to create transformational learning experiences for faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
The collection contains reports of various types; records of various hospital departments; institutional reports; printed material; newsprints; oral history tapes; framed and loose photographs; scrap books; patient registers; memorabilia; archival material relating to the establishment of the hospital.
An Alliance of the Boston Medical Library and the Harvard Medical School, the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, one of the largest medical libraries in the world, serves the Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston Medical Library and the Massachusetts Medical Society.
The Frances Loeb Library, reflecting the transdisciplinary view of the Graduate School of Design, provides resources and services in an environment that inspires inquiry, innovation and collaboration for the advancement of design. The library ensures the development, use and preservation of its unique collections, and, as part of Harvard University, fosters partnerships to support new initiatives, advance teaching, and enhance research.
The mission of the Harvard Law School Library is to support the research and curricular needs of its faculty and students by providing a superb collection of legal materials and by offering the highest possible level of service. To the extent consistent with its mission, the Library supports the research needs of the greater Harvard community as well as scholars from outside the Harvard community requiring access to its unique collections.
Gutman Library holds an extensive collection of scholarly works published in the English language in the broad fields of education, educational psychology and human development. Collection strengths include educational policy and planning, educational leadership, educational innovations, pedagogy, elementary and secondary education, higher education, teachers and teaching, school organization and the history of education.
Andover-Harvard Theological Library provides access to and guidance in the use of scholarly resources for the teaching and research activities of Harvard Divinity School and the wider University. By delivering exceptional services, the library seeks to meet and anticipate changing scholarly needs. The library cultivates a welcoming, user-oriented environment for teaching, learning, and collaboration among students, scholars, and librarians, and strives to remain a source of world-class collections for the study of religion.
"The John G. Wolbach Library combines the collections of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Library and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Library, forming one of the world’s preeminent astronomical collections. The joint collection is known as the John G. Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
Our current and future priorities are to:
- Increase collaboration opportunities with the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS) with special focus on outreach, training, data curation, discovery services and digitization.
- Retool librarians and graduate students in data science to enable new forms of data discovery, sharing and publication.
- Create the library of the future by using the Wolbach Library space as a sandbox for the latest information technology innovations with the goal of enhancing research activity at the Center for Astrophysics.
- Promote open science in astrophysics community through outreach and training programs."