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At this time, Yale libraries are open to current faculty, staff, and students; IDs are required for entrance. Yale Library COVID-19 updates.

Essential Library Research Skills: COVID-19: Access to Resources

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Find Online Books and Articles

1. Find online books using Quicksearch

  • Search by book title (not chapter title) or by keyword
  • From the search results, select Books+
  • Use the filters on the left, select "Online"
  • Your search results will now be isolated for online content (ebooks, streaming video, etc.)

2. Online articles (scholarly articles, newspapers, magazines) using Articles+

  • ​​Search by keyword or by article title (if known)
    • If you need scholarly/peer reviewed articles, select "Scholarly publications (includes peer reviewed) from the filters on the left
    • If you need newspaper or magazine articles (or even ebooks), select the appropriate format from the "Content type" filter on the left
  • To ensure your results are available, select "Full Text Online" from the filters on the left. Your results will now be limited to only content that you can download immediately.

How to access library e-resources when off campus

To find online resources from Yale Library, start your research from Quicksearch, Orbis, Databases A-Z, or other library access points.

  • Links to resources on library pages will prompt Yale users to log in with their NetID and password.
    • Note: Some resources have alternative methods of access, which will be provided with instructions.
  • Remote access requires Yale authorized users to authenticate through Yale's multifactor authentication (DUO).
  • If a library-provided link fails to provide access, you can:

Research Consultations

While classes are online, you have a few options to meet with a librarian. You can:

  1. Email your Personal Librarian to ask a question or request an online consultation. To find the contact information for your Personal Librarian, visit
  2. Email a Subject Specialist Librarian to ask a question or request an online consultation. To find the Subject Specialist Librarian that matches your discipline, visit:
  3. Request an online research consultation through a webformWe will work to schedule you with someone who can help!

Acces to Print Books

Here are some ways you can request print material while classes are online:

  • To request print books to be delivered to your residential college, use the option in Quicksearch to “Send to residential college.” This option is available now and will remain available all semester.
  • To request print books be delivered to your home address, use the option in Quicksearch to  “Send to address." (Available beginning in September; unavailable for international addresses).

See the "Find Books" page for more information.

Off-Campus Access: Video