Overview: E-Resource Systems

LTS supports a suite of systems used by Harvard libraries to manage and provide access to thousands of electronic resources.

Harvard Libraries Portal
E-Research
Find It / Citation Linker
Verde ERM


Harvard Libraries Portal

Harvard Libraries is a web gateway to the library resources of Harvard University. This site provides information for each library in the Harvard system as well as links to research tools, online catalogs and E-Research (Harvard's implementation of the MetaLib search tool).

E-Research

E-Research is Harvard's implementation of the MetaLib federated search system, a product of Ex Libris. MetaLib provides a standardized user interface for searching and browsing eresources or ejournals and searching across sets of eresources. The Find It @ Harvard service is present in E-Research, providing links from article citations to full text and local holdings. There is also the My Research feature, which can be used to create personal lists of eresources or to save sets of search results.

E-Research with Primo Central

E-Research with Primo Central is new in 2011 from Ex Libris. It includes the Primo Central Index and incorporates much, but not all, MetaLib functionality. (For example, it's not yet possible to move saved articles and e-resources from MetaLib.) The Primo Central Index covers hundreds of millions of global and regional e-resources, such as journal articles and e-books, that are obtained from primary and secondary publishers, aggregators, and open-access repositories. More about Primo Central

Find It / Citation Linker

Find It is Harvard's implementation of the SFX linking technology developed by Ex Libris. It allows users of research databases to link directly from an article citation or abstract to full text or to local holdings in the HOLLIS Catalog. E-Research users will encounter Find It links embedded in database search results. The related Citation Linker service -- available on the Harvard Libraries site -- allows users to search by article citation to retrieve full text or local holdings.

Verde ERM

The Verde electronic resource management system is a web-based system that manages the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources. Access requires a login from a Harvard University computer. For a login please review the Verde Login Information, complete a Log in Request Form and follow the submission instructions on the form.

Using Verde, library staff can access:

  • Resource license information
  • Acquisitions data for shared resource purchases, including a lookup to related Aleph information
  • Expiration and renewal dates for resources and licenses
  • Information about new and pending resources
  • Access to trials information

Verde is the source of specific information relating to an individual resource. Consult the ERM&L iSite for additional eresource management and licensing information and resources.