Welcome to Yale University! My name is Beth Morris and I am the Assistant Librarian at the Center for British Art. On a daily basis you can find me in the Reference Library at the YCBA, located at 1080 Chapel St., working with a variety of primary and secondary resources devoted to British art, artists, and culture from the 16th century to the present. Although British art and culture is the field I primarily work within, I am more than happy to assist you in navigating Yale Libraries vast amount of resources (and locations!). From how to use the library’s catalog to locate both print and digital resources, to how to conduct scholarly research for any class, I’m here to help answer your questions! Please feel free to contact me at any time by email or phone to ask a question or to schedule an appointment.
I look forward to working with each of you as your Personal Librarian- My door is always open!
How can I help you?
- Keep you informed with periodic e-mail messages highlighting new resources and programs especially for students, as well as notices and timely reminders, such as extended Library hours during Reading Week and finals
- Answer your questions about Library policies, procedures and services, such as RefWorks workshops and Borrow Direct
- Assist with finding information for your research assignments, by helping you articulate your research question, identify the best sources and formulate your search strategy
- Support you even when you're not around (on vacation, or away from Yale doing research)
- Help you when you don't know where to start, or you can't think of what to do next
Things I don't do (but I'll help you find out who can)
- Set up your computer (i.e. NetIDs, VPN)
- Do your research, make photocopies or write your paper for you (well, we won't find someone to write your paper - that part's up to you - but we can put you in touch with The Writing Center or a writing tutor)