Her research was supported by a Gugghenheim fellowship.
Hardacre was Director of the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies from 1995 through 1998.
- Lay Buddhism in Contemporary Japan : Reiyūkai Kyōdan, 1983
- The Religion of Japan's Korean Minority : the Preservation of Ethnic Identity, 1984
- Kurozumikyō and the New Religions of Japan, 1985
- Maitreya, the Future Buddha, 1988
- Marketing the Menacing Fetus in Japan, 1988
- Shintō and the State, 1868-1988, 1989
- Asian Visions of Authority Religion and the Modern States of East and Southeast Asia, 1994
- New Directions in the Study of Meiji Japan, 1997
- The Postwar Development of Japanese Studies in the United States, 1998
- Religion and Society in Nineteenth-Century Japan: a Study of the Southern Kantō Region, using late Edo and early Meiji Gazetteers, 2002
- "Retired Vanderbilt professor, Paul Hardacre, passes away," Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine Vanderbilt Hustler, June 18, 2010.
- Guggenheim fellows, Paul H. Hardacre (1957), Helen Hardacre (2003)
- Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS), Director
- Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA), 2005 Conference, keynote speaker bio notes Archived 2006-04-25 at the Wayback Machine
- WorldCat Identities: Hardacre, Helen 1949-