Resources

As a Fox International Fellow, all of Yale University's resources are available to you.

Yale's history and rich traditions complement a tremendous wealth of resources accessible to all students and they are given many opportunities to take advantage of the vibrant and diverse intellectual, social and cultural life that is part of the Yale experience.

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The MacMillan Center
The Libraries
Selected Collections and Libraries
The McDougal Graduate Student Center
Athletic and Sports Facilities

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center
for International and Area Studies at Yale


Luce HallThe Fox International Fellowships Program is an important part of, and administered by, the MacMillan Center. The MacMillan Center is the University's principal agency for encouraging and coordinating teaching and research on international affairs, societies and cultures around the world. It provides opportunities for scholarly research and intellectual innovation; encourages faculty/student interchange; brings international education and training to teaching professionals, the media, businesses and the community at large; sponsors more than 500 lectures, conferences, workshops, and other activities each year; and produces a range of academic publications. The MacMillan Center includes 28 research and educational affiliates specializing in interdisciplinary and comparative studies of world regions. The Center also administers six undergraduate majors and four Master's degree programs enrolling roughly 250-300 students a year and supports additional courses across the University.

The Libraries

Beinecke LibraryThe Yale University Library is the second largest among university libraries in the United States, containing over 10 million bound volumes. It currently receives some 55,000 serials and provides access to almost 2,600 electronic journals and 175 network resources. It consists of the central libraries -- Sterling Memorial Library, Cross Campus Library, the Social Science Library, the Law Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Seeley G. Mudd Library -- and thirty school and departmental libraries, as well as small collections within each of the twelve residential colleges. Its acquisitions development policy for international relations is directed at comprehensive collecting in monographs, serials, newspapers, government publications, and machine-readable data files in order to meet the current and anticipated research needs of its faculty and students as well as the community of scholars at large.

Sterling LibrarySterling Memorial Library's estimated holdings in social science and contemporary history (from 1914-) alone include about two million volumes of which approximately one-third are related to the various dimensions of international relations. The Library currently receives some 6,300 serials in the social sciences and contemporary history, with more than 2,000 devoted wholly or in part to international and cross-national information and research. More than one-third of all books and serials are in foreign languages. In addition, a current selection of over 250 foreign newspapers from around the world, three quarters of which are non-English language publications, is available.

Selected Collections and Libraries

Major area studies collections (exclusive of Europe) comprise 1.4 million volumes in the languages of the area. They include: the African collection with an estimated 100,000 volumes with the area imprint, about 9,500 of which are in area languages (exclusive of Arabic); the East Asian collection comprising some 580,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean; the Latin American collection, the oldest among the major Latin American collections in the United States, with approximately 400,000 printed volumes, including monographs, serials, newspapers, and government documents; the Slavic and East European collection with an estimated 500,000 books in the subject area, 400,000 of which are in the languages of the area; and the Southeast Asian collection, the oldest and one of the most comprehensive in the United States, which is comprised of an estimated 225,000 volumes including about 65,000 volumes in the vernacular.

The Social Science Library, predominantly an English language collection, is strong in the academic journals and other serials of primary interest to those whose research is in business, economics, operations research, organization and management, political science, and sociology. It also contains extensive data publications on most countries of the world.

The Seeley G. Mudd Library houses the Government Documents Center and contains the comprehensive depository collection of U.S. Government Publications at Yale. It also contains the depository United Nations collection as well as Canadian Government (from 1968), Food and Agricultural Organization, European Union and European Economic Community publications.

The McDougal Graduate Student Center

Blue Dog CafeThe McDougal Center provides space and programs for building intellectual, cultural, and social communities, and for facilitating professional development. It is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, staff, and friends of the Graduate School. At the heart of the center is a Common Room that includes the student-run Blue Dog Cafe, a lounge for reading and relaxing, Internet ports, and a computer kiosk. Social, intellectual, cultural, and professional programs are provided by the offices of Student Services and Graduate Career Services, among others. The Resource Library for Fellowships, Careers and Teaching, a Dossier Service, and a public computer area are also housed in the McDougal Center. For more information, visit www.yale.edu/graduateschool/mcdougal/.

Athletic and Sports Facilities

GymnasticsYale's Payne Whitney Gymnasium features over twelve acres of space devoted to sports and fitness. Other athletic facilities available to YCIAS graduate students include an ice skating rink, tennis courts, equestrian facilities, softball and soccer fields, a yacht club, and a championship golf course. There is a wide variety of athletic activities, from varsity and intramural sports to ballroom dancing, judo, cycling, table tennis, polo and many other exciting club sports opportunities.

 

Hallway

"Many aspects of Yale are very impressive and there are many opportunities for students, scholars and researchers. I have spent most my studying time in Sterling Memorial Library and Seeley G. Mudd Library, where I had access to various books, periodicals, materials online and through interlibrary loan. The academic atmosphere at Yale is active, and most seminars and conferences are opened to students and researchers."

Hong Zhang
from Fudan University to Yale