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Survival Guide for Scholarship, Dissertations, Theses, and Scholarly Projects


The resources, tutorials, and links on this Survival Guide will help you improve your literature search skills and stay organized as you prepare your big project.  

Don't forget to visit regularly to take advantage of new developments.  Also, if you have ideas for things you'd like to see on this page, go ahead and let us know by using the suggestion box.

Finally, whenever in doubt, don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian

Need to decide on a research method? We have books and e-books to help you learn about quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. Take a look at the guide linked below to see what resources are available.

Countway Library

All faculty, staff, and students at the Institute enjoy visiting privileges to Countway Library at the Harvard Medical School.  While visiting the library, you may

  • download and/or print articles from their journal subscriptions
  • search their online databases
  • use their journal archives and book collection

Anyone who is registered with the library as a Research Assistant to an Harvard Medical School faculty member may also enjoy access to online subscriptions from off-site.  Follow the instructions for a Research Assistant Account.

Interlibrary Loan

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Interlibrary Loan Form

This service is free to the IHP community.  Be sure to select MGH Institute of Health Professions in the Billing Information section.