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F&ES Teaching Fellows Resources: Home

Library resources that can help/support Teaching Fellows in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies


This guide has been developed to help F&ES Teaching Fellows navigate the Yale University Library resources that can help them in the performance of their duties. As always, if there are individual questions not covered here, please contact Carla at any time.

Library-related Class Assignments

Tailored Subject/Research Guides can be developed for subjects of interest within classes, for individual class work, and for specific assignments.

Subject guide examples:  Long Island SoundFood Security

Class-based examples:  EVST020a ; WGSS120

Assignment-based examples: Literature review systematic review ; Choosing a Journal for Publishing


If you want a Research Guide made for a specific subject, class, or assignment, contact Carla.

Course Reserves

Yale classes generally use Classes*v2 and within it there is a Course Reserves section. The directions for putting Course Reserves into Classes*v2 are found here.

What rules/laws govern what you can use in electronic reserves? Is it under copyright? or under public domain?

Copyright is a legal concept that grants authors and artists control over certain uses of their creations for defined periods of time. It limits who may copy, change, perform, or share those creations.

The public domain is the name given to the set of creative works that are not protected by copyright law -- either because they are no longer covered by the limited terms of copyright law, because their creators did not comply with various formal requirements in the past, or because their creators deliberately donated to the public the rights that they might have asserted.

Electronic copies of class readings (assumption is that it is w/in Classes*v2/limited to Yale access) – either 1)Yale owns the electronic copy, or; 2)Yale Library obtained copyright clearance to provide digitized copy.

So, use the Library’s Course Reserves guide to make sure all electronic materials are in the ClassesV2 legally.  Make sure that any questions go to the Library where you want the reserves work to be done. For CSSSI,  phone:2-3439

Bibliographic/Citation Management

Yale University Library provides support for:


Workshops can be requested on how to integrate citation management tools into the research process.

In-class presentations can be arranged.

Individual consultations are always available.

contact Carla

Workshops to support research

Links to workshop calendars



GIS Support

Yale University Library licenses many GIS based resources

Other FREE GIS resources

GPS units are available for check out at the IDesk in CSSSI

For assistance with your GIS project contact:


Stuff to organize

  1. Electronic Lab Notebooks –
  2. Data Management –
  3. Science Data Resources
  4. Yale Map Collection -  phone 432-2867

Forestry & Environmental Studies Librarian

Carla Heister
Center for Science & Social Science Information (CSSSI)
219 Prospect St., PO Box 208111
(203) 432-5132