Choose Standard Orbis for the Orbis which formerly appeared on the Research Workstation. The Orbis options page provides access to several different interfaces for Orbis, including Standard Orbis, Orbis Telnet, Orbis for Windows (public PC workstations in many libraries), and Orbis on the Web.

Together, Orbis and Morris (the Law Library catalog) constitute the Yale University Library online catalog. In Orbis, OPAC contains materials from 1977 to the present. Use OPAC to determine what materials Yale owns (books, journals, etc.) and where they are located. For materials published prior to 1977 that do not appear in OPAC, check in the card catalog in Sterling Memorial Library. More than half of the Library collection is represented ONLY in the card catalog.

Periodical indexes included in Orbis are: Expanded Academic Index (ACAD), PsycInfo (PSYC), and BIOSIS (NBIO, OBIO). Use these periodical indexes to locate articles in journals, monograph series, dissertations, etc. These indexes are not yet available through Orbis on the Web.

For help using Orbis:

Orbis Searching Guide
Online Orbis Tutorial

Looking for a particular database? Use this annotated alphabetical list of databases, electronic journals, full-text databases and other resources available from any networked computer. Most of these resources are restricted to members of the Yale community.

Subject Guides
Beginning to do research in a particular subject area? This is a collection of guides to materials at Yale and on the Internet by subject.

Library Catalogs: Local and Worldwide
Important information about the many catalogs available in the Yale Libraries. Looking for materials that Yale doesn't own? Here are links to online catalogs of libraries around the world.

Library Information
* Library services such as Interlibrary Loan, Circulation, Collection Development and Reference
* Library workshops and tours
* Library hours and library and collection descriptions
* Stack directories for Sterling Memorial Library, Chemistry Library, and the Divinity Library.

Experimental Projects
Trial subscriptions to online resources, new products developed by the library, and other interesting projects.

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