Answered By: Deborah Kelley-Milburn
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015     Views: 227

 Finding conference proceedings can be quite challenging, as they can appear in books, series, journal articles or abstracts.  Many are never published at all.  The following are suggestions; contact your local reference librarian if you need more assistance.

  •  Search the HOLLIS catalog by the name of the conference or the sponsoring organization, not the specific paper.
  •  Proquest now hosts what used to be called “Conference papers index" which provides citations to papers and poster sessions presented at major scientific meetings around the world. From the advanced search option, under Document type, select Conference, Conference Paper, and/or Conference Proceeding.
  • Search WorldCat, an online library catalog that includes the collections of over 8,000 libraries worldwide. If we don’t have the conference proceeding at Harvard, it may be at another library, and can then be requested via Interlibrary Loan.
    • Look at supplements to journals published by the sponsoring organization
    • Look on the website for the organization sponsoring the conference.
    • Contact the author of an article that has cited the conference proceeding

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