Library Materials

The Bioethics Research Library of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of materials relating to the ethics of health care, biomedical research, biotechnology, and the environment. The interdisciplinary, multi-format collection includes not just books and journals, but oral history recordings and transcripts, Bioethics Commission reports and meeting notes, unpublished manuscripts, ephemera, and other “gray” literature.

Use the images below to jump to our most popular collections, or scroll down to browse a full index of the specialized holdings (digital and physical) of the Library.

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U.S. Bioethics Commissions

U.S. Bioethics Commissions

Books and Journals

books and journals

Archival Collections


Digital Collections


Islamic Medical Ethics

Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics

Human Genome Project Archives

Human Genome Archive

Bioethics Interviews

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Archived Bioethics Websites

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Jewish Ethics

Collection of Jewish Ethics

Asian Bioethics

Asian Bioethics Collection


A full listing of the specialized holdings (physical and digital) of the Bioethics Research Library.