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Paleontology Library Resources at Yale: Home

A guide to library resources on where to find the literature you need and the databases that are the most helpful for your research.

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 the Paleontology subject guide!

This guide is targeted at the paleontology community at Yale, which is part of the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. On this guide, you will find:

- Where to go to find relevant print and electronic resources (including historical materials on the HathiTrust).
- Information about how to contact the Earth & Planetary Sciences subject librarian, Kayleigh Bohémier.
- How to locate journal articles and metrics.
- How to make requests for resources to your librarian.

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Grazing Through the Literature

An illustration of Stegosaurus ungulatus by OC Marsh from an 1896 USGS annual report.

Image credit: OC Marsh, for the USGS 16th Annual Report. (1896) An illustration of Stegosaurus ungulatus.

Top Resources

This guide exists so you can navigate the complex print and electronic book environment to locate the materials you need for your research.

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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