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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.

COVID-19 Updates

Due to COVID-19, library services have been altered to facilitate social distancing. Right now, many library locations have opened for limited hours. Members of the Yale community have a choice between contactless and mediated checkouts, and many study spaces are available. Librarian consultation services, workshops, and instruction remain remote until further notice. 

For up-to-date information, please visit the Library's statement on COVID-19.

This guide contains important information about connecting to a variety of library resources. In addition to the content on the guide, let me stress:

  • QuickSearch Books+ has faceted searching. If you are only looking for online content, after searching, please select "Online" under format. The Library has made significant updates to QuickSearch to facilitate users who need online-only materials.
  • Library staff are still here to support you in your teaching, learning, and research. Please contact me using the information on my profile (below). You may email or schedule a Zoom appointment.
  • The Yale University Library is transitioning from VPN-mediated access to a tool called "EZProxy" to help you access materials more seamlessly. Please visit this site for questions about the new authentication system, but for the majority of our online resources, you will now be sent to an authentication screen and you will not need to use VPN.

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.

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Science Research Support Librarian

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Contact:
During COVID-19, library services have moved to online-only.

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.

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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