Yale University Library

In addition to its collections and study spaces, the Yale University Library offers academic research support to undergraduates at all levels. Every incoming freshman and transfer student is matched with a Personal Librarian who serves as a general research adviser for the student’s first two years. Students are encouraged to meet with their Personal Librarian whenever they need assistance finding sources and evidence for assignments and papers, articulating research questions, identifying the best sources, and preparing bibliographies. Personal Librarians also e-mail students throughout the year with information about new research resources, workshops, and programs, as well as with timely reminders about library policies and procedures. After a student formally declares a major, the Personal Librarian will introduce him or her to the appropriate Subject Specialist, a senior staff member who provides similar assistance for more advanced major research. For further information about the program, visit the Personal Librarian page on the Yale University Library Web site.