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Ornithology - Selected Library Resources: Finding Journal Information

This guide identifies reference works, other library resources, key classic books and major Internet sites for studies on birds.

Looking Up Journal Titles in Orbis

Journals received in print must be looked up in Orbis. Online journals can be looked up in Orbis or on their own page, . When you search a journal title in Orbis, type the journal title in the simple (default) search box and then select Journal Title in the drop-down for the box to the right. Bound volume holdings are indicated in the line "Library has". LSF holdings refer to holdings at the Library Shelving Facility, a non-browsing storage site off campus. Many of the journal volumes held at LSF are accessible online to Yale library patrons. To page a volume from LSF to a Yale library of your choice, search the journal title in Orbis and then display the print edition holdings on the screen. Next, click on Place Requests to the right of the screen. You will then sign in with your NetID and click on delivery. In the next screen you will choose the volume you want from a drop-down list and then choose the library to deliver to from a drop-down list further down the screen. Lastly, you click on Submit. You will see a message on the screen if the request has been successfully submitted.

Journal Citation Reports (database on journal information)

This database can tell you what the citation impact is for a current journal and where it is ranked in its category of like journals.

Science Research Support Librarian - Life Sciences

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.


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