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Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, and Physics for the Nonscientist: Home

Resources for nonscience majors taking a course in physics, astronomy, and/or geology.

Important Fall 2021 Updates

For up-to-date information on COVID-19 and library services, including onsite vs. virtual vs. hybrid services; checking out materials; and study spaces, please visit the Library's statement on COVID-19. The “COVID-19 & Yale Library Online” page contains up-to-date information (and a link to an FAQ) about available services during the pandemic. As of this page's update on August 6, 2021, Yale University and New Haven have put indoor mask policies in place. More information about Yale's COVID-19 policies and current alert levels are here. 

  • 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.
  • If you are not on campus right now, please visit our remote access page.
    • 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.

We have a purchase request form if you need something that is not currently available.

Welcome

This guide provides resources for undergraduate nonscientists and people who teach undergraduate nonscientists, based on questions from undergraduate students, TAs, and other people who need to use library resources.

In this guide, you will find:

- Contemporary and historical information resources suitable for those writing non-quantitative physical sciences papers.
- Detailed guidance on how to access Scientific American.
- Research tips to get started with some of our resources.
- My email and other contact information — just in case you need more guidance.

An Introduction

 

 

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ames. Retrieved from the Wikimedia Commons.

In a Hurry? Top Resources!

Science Research Support Librarian

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Contact:
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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Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
Concourse Level
Kline Biology Tower
203-432-9519