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Yale offers outstanding research facilities. The library system—one of the best in the world—has more than 10.5 million volumes, 6.0 million units on microform, 3.5 million records in the online catalog, and subscribes to 63,656 periodicals. Historical resources are particularly rich, whether located in particular Area Studies Collections and Reading Rooms, Special Collections, Editorial Projects, or the diverse Library Holdings. There are also numerous primary historical materials for students in search of Senior Essay Resources.

Beyond the material holdings are intellectual opportunities available at research centers and programs which sponsor lectures, colloquia, and conferences. These centers provide an engaging and supportive environment for pursuing one’s academic interests.

Research Collections & Facilities

Research Centers & Programs

African Collections

Agrarian Studies
Babylonian Collection Center for Cultural Sociology
Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library Center for Language Study
Canadian Studies Collection Center for Media Initiatives
Classics Library Cowles Foundation
East Asia Library Digital Media Center for the Arts
European History Research Guide Economic Growth Center
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies Environmental History at Yale
Government Documents and Information Center Film Study Center
History of Medicine & Science Library Genocide Studies Program
Judaica Collection Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Latin America Collection The History of Economic Life and Institutions
Lewis Walpole Library Human Relations Area Files
Manuscripts and Archives Initiative on Labor and Culture at Yale
Map Collection Institution for Social and Policy Studies
Medieval Studies International History
Microform Reading Room International Security Studies
Mudd Library LGBT Studies
Near East Collection MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
Slavic and East European Collections Office of Public Affairs
Southeast Asia Collection Whitney Humanities Center
Special Collections Yale Center for Parliamentary History
Sterling Memorial Library Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Visual Resources Collection Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities
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Yale Historical Review