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.