Connecting investigators to bibliographic and bioinformatic tools & knowledge. Countway Library Research Services
At a glance
Key Features
  • Education and support for bibliographic search and analysis
  • Access to journals and online data resources
  • NIH Public Access compliance guidance
  • Training on bioinformatics tools
Useful for
  • Investigators conducting literature searches
  • Investigators preparing to publish their research
  • Investigators using bioinformatics tools for biological analysis
Available to
  • All Harvard faculty, students, and staff

Classes and training

The Countway provides instruction in sophisticated search methods using multiple sources including PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and many others. Countway staff also train individuals in bibliographic management methods using EndNote and RefWorks.

Countway provides training in tools for biological analysis through the C3 collaboration.  For more information and scheduling, see our class calendar. For classes on bioinformatic concepts and techniques, visit the Harvard Catalyst Genetics and Bioinformatics courses web page.

Reference and literature consultations and support

Professional searchers at the Countway can help you construct and run effective, comprehensive search strategies for all types of research and reviews, including systematic reviews and meta-analysis. This kind of support can be of great assistance when writing an article or preparing a grant. Please place an inquiry using our web form. Phone inquires are also welcome (617-432-2134).

Resources

The Countway Library and Harvard Libraries provide Harvard researchers with access to thousands of online and print journals and hundreds of online data resources. The Countway is also home to the Center for the History of Medicine, one of the world's leading medical history collections. Visit us at https://www.countway.harvard.edu.

NIH Public Access Compliance

With over 300 new publications every week and millions of dollars in NIH Grant support, HMS researchers are frequently obligated to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy. The Countway Library has been the university's primary support center for assisting Harvard authors in understanding the NIH Policy, Open Access options, and the submission of articles to PubMed Central. Through workshops, online tools, and individualized help, the Countway Library insures that Harvard researchers can demonstrate compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. Contact us for assistance.