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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!
Are you accessing resources while not connected to the Yale Network (ethernet or YaleSecure)? This page has information about how our remote access works. You can also connect to the Yale VPN (see the software library), which will make it look like you're on campus.
How do you access materials? See below!
Marx Library is your service hub. We have an upper level space that is excellent for collaborative work and consultations and a lower level "quiet area" for when you really want to hide from the world and work. Depending on which location is easier for you to access, you can request materials for pickup in any library. Print books about physics, astronomy, and earth and planetary sciences are primarily located in Marx Library (recent and high-use items) or our offsite shelving facility, LSF (lower-use and older items).
Online collections are available in our subscription databases. See the "Off Campus?" box for info about your options when not on the Yale network.
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.
"Yale University acknowledges that indigenous peoples and nations, including Mohegan, Mashantucket Pequot, Eastern Pequot, Schaghticoke,Golden Hill Paugussett, Niantic, and the Quinnipiac and other Algonquian speaking peoples, have stewarded through generations the lands and waterways of what is now the state of Connecticut. We honor and respect the enduring relationship that exists between these peoples and nations and this land."
For more information on the land acknowledgement, please look here.