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Connecting the collections

A new way to search 17 million records from Yale's museums and libraries.

Yale University

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Yale’s vast collections of books, documents, artworks, and artifacts just got a lot easier to explore. On June 1, the university launched LUX: Yale Collections Discovery, a database of 17 million items in the university’s libraries and museums. (A small sample is shown at left.) Besides bringing all these items together in one online place for the first time, LUX also offers a new way to make connections among those objects. “It’s unique in the cultural heritage sector,” says Robert Sanderson, Yale’s senior director for digital cultural heritage. With a variety of search options, users can create connections between people, places, ideas, works, events, and objects in the collections. Try it at

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