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This tutorial provides a quick introduction to the essential features of Orbis -- the principal online public access catalog (OPAC) for the Yale University Library.

What is Orbis?

Orbis is the online library catalog. It provides information about the Library's collections. Included are records for books, serials (journals, magazines, newspapers), electronic resources, government documents, and other research materials.

What library materials are not in Orbis?

There are several categories of resources that are not in Orbis. These include:

More detailed information about Orbis is available from the Orbis Help Guide.

Library staff are available to provide additional help in using Orbis.

You can submit your question to reference staff live, pass text messages back and forth, and browse web pages together through the Ask! a Librarian service.

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