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Orienting Yourself to Linguistics Resources: Home

An onboarding guide for members new to the Linguistics Department

Important Updates

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 ... and you would get to JSTOR by putting that in front of the JSTOR URL:
  • 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.

We have a purchase request form if you need something that is not currently available. For questions about open access publishing, information about our open access memberships is available here.


Welcome to Yale!

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:

  • 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.


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.

Your Library: Marx Science and Social Science Library

A panorama of one of the Marx Library study rooms showing comfortable seating, computers, and friendly staff.

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.

Subject-Specific Research Guides for You

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.

Your Librarian

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Kayleigh Bohemier
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.


Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
Concourse Level
Kline Biology Tower

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