In Quicksearch, you can search for general topics and narrow down to specific subjects using the facets to the left of your search results. This can limit resources to specific date ranges, languages, locations, online/offline, dissertations, and so on. When you search on library.yale.edu, you will automatically be taken to a screen that shows you what we have in a variety of digital and analog formats. Books+ is where we can search the library catalog, which includes print and electronic books. The Books+ portal link is immediately below the search box on the initial results screen.
In the screenshot, we are starting from Quicksearch itself, not the library homepage. When you visit search.library.yale.edu/catalog, you will be presented with a blank screen on Books+. I want to do a subject search for higher education.
On a record, you can also click on the subject terms assigned to a book relevant to your research. This will help you with digital serendipity by calling up books from across YUL that have those same subject tags.
The subject term above is nested, meaning that the > is representing narrowing down the topic. If we wanted to do a search for American higher education in general, regardless of what the subject hierarchy is, we can use the advanced search.
In the advanced search box, we will look for United States in one box, higher education in another. Writing American instead of United States will match us to subject terms like African American, Asian American, and so on.
The search results are below.
In the old search interface, Orbis, you have a really interesting option that might be helpful to you. Library of Congress call numbers, which appear in either the catalog record or on the print spine (e.g., QK980 C35X 2012), can be searched. These call numbers are based on book topics, and you can locate other materials related to the book of interest to you with this search feature.
Here, I'm searching for LA226, which will show me — in alphabetical order — everything with that subject (higher education). I can use the left and right arrows in the upper right (just above the results) to browse.
While a lot of papers appear in Google Scholar, the Web of Science (Clarivate Analytics) is the best place to go if you want to:
If you want metrics about social impact, Scopus is actually better — if an article has been shared frequently on social media, Scopus will have a page devoted to that. It also disambiguates authors via its author search (but for common names, it can get difficult and inaccurate).
The Journal Citation Reports (by Clarivate Analytics) will help you determine the performance of your journal articles — and find places where you can submit new papers. Disciplines are often one of the categories. (If this tells you we don't have access, just refresh the page.)
ORCID provides you with a unique identifier — an Open Researcher and Contributor ID — and a mechanism for linking your research outputs and activities to your ORCID. Yale is an ORCID member.
ORCID is integrated into many systems used by publishers, funders, institutions, and other research-related services. Some publishers now require an ORCID for the primary (or all) co-authors when submitting a paper.
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In addition, if you have a common name or plan to change your name in the future, ORCID can help others find your older papers.
Watch Why ORCID? to learn more: https://vimeo.com/237730655
Go to https://orcid.org/signin. Click Institutional Account and type in Yale University. From here, you can log in with your Yale credentials. If you don’t already have an account, ORCID will guide you through the three-minute account creation process.
Yale University Library supports many open access initiatives through membership fees. These include preprint servers like the arXiv and medRxiv, Knowledge Unlatched, the Biodiversity Heritage Library, Reveal Digital, the Technical Report Archive & Image Library, and the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics. Read more about our open access initiative support here.
Are you about to publish? Yale Library has agreements with some publishers that provide discounts when you publish with them. For PLOS and Cambridge University Press, the article processing charges to publish open access are completely waived. To learn more about your options and the details of our agreements, visit the library's guide to open access publishing support.
Some of our databases have filters that allow you to see what is being published open access, including the Web of Science and Scopus. If you want to see what Yale authors have published under open access licenses, for example, do a search on Yale University using the Institution/Affiliation filter, then narrow down to open access in the results.