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This guide collects information that new-to-Yale individuals will want to know to quickly get started using library resources. It is most useful to incoming graduate students, postdocs, faculty, staff, and lecturers.
Expect to find:
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!
Linguistics collections in print are held in the Sterling Memorial Library, located on central campus. (Here's our collection development statement.) 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 either library.
Online collections are available in our subscription databases. See the "Off Campus?" box for info about your options when not on the Yale network.
The following subject guides dive deep into specific topics. Two of them (Linguistics and Grammars for Linguists) are essential resources that I recommend bookmarking. Other resources are most important to those using data services at Yale or who are teaching interdisciplinary classes.
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