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Orienting Yourself: What New-to-Yale Researchers in Physics, Earth & Planetary Sciences, and Physics Need to Get Started: Home
Welcome to Yale! This cross-disciplinary subject guide is designed to get you familiar with the research resources we have available for you at the university, including our collections, our people, and our institutional partners.
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.
This guide replaces a paper handout that I once gave to students about what I can do for you at Yale. It contains information and links to key resources that will help you settle in over the next few months, so please bookmark it!
A guide to the services that I offer as your subject librarian.
Information on how to contact me to schedule a one-on-one or group appointment.
Quick tips information: How to browse in the catalog, find dissertations & theses, and use some of our databases' additional features.
Links to borrowing policies, our guide on how to find things we don't have, and subject-specific guides.
Provides a quick, easy, and comprehensive search (OK, 80% of our e-resources — things like SciFinder aren't there) of thousands of journal articles, ebooks/ebook chapters, magazines, newspapers, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and beyond.
The Library's homepage contains information about accessing collections across the university, additional services (Overdrive, archival access, news), and more.
Subject-Specific Research Guides for You
Guides I curate on subject-specific resources can be found below. Some will be useful to you personally, and others — like the guide for nonscientists — will be essential if you are TAing a course in which nonscience major undergrads are writing papers.
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.
Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
219 Prospect Street
Kline Biology Tower
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