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For the Fall 2021 semester, we have currently been advised that we should offer some in-person consultation options, depending on your preference. I am offering remote only consultations (via Zoom) on Mondays and Thursdays. You will have the option of remote or in-person consultations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Click the Schedule Appointment button on this page below my photo.
Most library resources are available via a URL proxy prefix, but you can also download and install the VPN. Being connected to the VPN makes our electronic resources behave as if you were connected to YaleSecure.
Resources accessed from the library website and catalog will automatically use the off-campus access URL prefix. If you are off-campus, not on the VPN, and NOT accessing a resource through the library website, the prefix is https://yale.idm.oclc.org/login?url= ... and you would get to JSTOR by putting that in front of the JSTOR URL: https://yale.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://jstor.org
Yale Library is piloting something called Lean Library Access for the fall semester that makes accessing resources more seamless from off-campus. Zotero also has a plugin feature that can automatically save the proxy prefix. View more info on the remote access page.
Sometimes, we have access to a resource through an aggregator, not the publisher's website. In those cases, checking the library website for access is very useful.
Yale University Library has just done a major website redesign. If you are having difficulties locating something you need that was on the old website, please email me.
Welcome to the Astronomy & Astrophysics subject guide. Here, you will find:
- Reference data in astronomy and astrophysics (and tips for locating astronomy data databases and telescopes' documentation).
- A primer on the library's subscription databases, what they do, and how you can use them.
- Information on using the ADS, especially the new Bumblebee interface.
- Links to the guide on citing in LaTeX, ebook resources, and good, basic resources for nonscientists.
AstroBetter is a blog devoted to professionalism in astronomy. You can use the search box to locate everything from a list of tools (like VoxCharta) that you can use to read the arXiv better to information on creating good plots and career advice.
The ADS is the primary tool used by astronomers to find articles, gray literature, and other content. When you search, the tools and filters allow you to drill down to what you want — be it a set of papers related to a specific data archive (such as MAST) or on a specific topic (see the concept cloud under the EXPLORE drop-down menu). Documentation on advanced search is available on the ADS help page. ADS Bumblebee replaces the Classic ADS search, which will be retired on May 31, 2019.
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) and IOP Publishing have partnered to create a collection of astronomy ebooks on a variety of topics. These will be available to read online in HTML format, but also as PDF and epub downloads.
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. Appointments will happen using Zoom or other videoconferencing software. Zoom has a phone option for those who need to call in. Depending on current pandemic restrictions and library policy, an in-person option may be available in the scheduler.
My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. I am OFFSITE most Mondays and Thursdays.
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