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Library Resources for Summer Students: Library On The Go

A guide to Yale University Library resources for students taking summer classes.

Students Studying Outside (Sterling Memorial Library, Selin Courtyard)

Off-Campus Access

Working Off-Campus

If you want to access materials off campus, you will need to install the Virtual Private Network (VPN), a free program on your laptop or desktop computer that connects to the Yale network. This way, you will still have access to databases and journals Yale is subscribed to. To download VPN, visit this website.

1.     Download and install the VPN client software, called AnyConnect.
2.     Each time you want to use Yale resources, e.g.  library e-journals or databases, start the AnyConnect program.
3.     Login using your NetID and password in the AnyConnect window and click "connect."

Full instructions here, visit this website.

If you have any questions, contact the Help Desk at 203-432-9000 or email or contact your local support person.

Mobile Apps

Yale University Library – Mobile Apps For Research on the Go!

Most of these will require the VPN app to gain access to the databases. Download the VPN below and see your personal librarian for help with authentication keys for apps like EBSCOhost and Gale/Access My Library!


VPN (To Access Content Yale Is Subscribed To) 

Click the buttons below to download the mobile applications or view the mobile sites.

VPN (Cisco AnyConnect)

Arts and Humanities



NAXOS Music Library 




General Category (useful for everyone)

Annual Reviews Mobile (Science and Social Science) 
BluePrint – release jobs from IOS device (must be connected to YaleSecure wireless network) 
Cambridge Journals  
Ebrary on Bluefire Reader 

Encyclopedia Britannica  
EndNote Mobile  

Hathi Trust Digital Library Mobile Site  
JSTOR Mobile site  
LexisNexis Academic 

MIT Press Journals  
PressReader (app for news subscriptions)

Refworks Mobile 


Social Science

Library of Congress – Congressional Record
Psychiatry Online
Social Science Research Network 
The Chronicle of Higher Education (iPad only)


Science and Medicine


American Chemical Society (peer-reviewed journals, etc.)

American Psychological Association 

American Psychological Association, Psychotherapy Journal 

Arxiv Mobile (Open-access pre-prints in physics, mathematics, non-linear science, computer science, and quantitative biology)
IEEE Xplore
GeoScienceWorld Mobile 
iResearch American Institute of Physics
Medline University 
Nature Mobile
PubMed Mobile Android App (biomedical articles and life science journals) 
Royal Society of Chemistry 

Safari Books Online (Java/Web Development, Game Programming, etc.)
Science360 for iPad (National Science Foundation) 
SciFinder (Part of the American Chemical Society) 
SpringerLink (Scientific database for EBooks and journals)