Library Resources

Research and Teaching Support

Librarians are available to conduct virtual research consultations by phone or Zoom; help identify online resources to support teaching, learning, or research; and provide virtual library instruction. Faculty should contact their department liaison librarians for assistance, and they may also request digital humanities services from the Digital Humanities Lab, access GIS services by emailing gishelp@yale.edu, or sign up for a StatLab drop-in consultation via Zoom.

A full list of medical, nursing, and public health faculty liaison librarians is here. Law faculty should consult the Continuity of Library Services memo from Lillian Goldman Law Library for contacts and advice.

Librarians have created and are actively maintaining many research guides that are always available for consultation. These guides include quick links to important resources in various fields, suggestions for research strategies, contact information for subject specialists, and more.

In response to the pandemic, some publishers are granting direct, free access to e-book versions for various time periods. The library has created a guide to temporarily free publishers’ resources for textbooks, streaming video, and many other e-resources. Access to the services may be limited in terms of number of titles, time, and other factors. Students who use them should take note of the publishers’ terms and conditions, as well as policies on privacy and use of personal information.  More information can be found under the “Free Online Resources” section in the link menu on this page.

FAQs

The Ask Yale Library page is always available with answers to many general library questions. The library has expanded the live chat component of this service from 45 to 91 hours per week and added a pop-up chat box to the library website’s home page. New questions can also be sent to askyalelibrary@yale.edu.

For information on the status of library services and policies, including borrowing, course reserves, and digitization, please see the library’s COVID-19 page, which contains up-to-date news on these topics and others.