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Looking for some guidance?  Browse the questions (FAQs) below and consult our Research Advice page.

How do I get Alumni Access to JSTOR and Project Muse?

Middlebury alumni have access to special subscriptions of JSTOR and Project Muse.  To access them, follow these instructions.

1) Go to the Middlebury Online Community login page.

2) Login with your credentials or click "First Time Login" to create an account.

3) Once you are logged in, click on the "Resources" tab near the top of the page. In that section, you will see links to JSTOR and Project Muse for alumni. You must be logged into the "Middlebury Online Community" in order to see the links in the "Resources" section.  This is what the page will look like:

 Resources page

How do I find a book?

To find and borrow books, consult our Find Books guide. Or, get straight to the topic of your research and visit our Subject Guides.

How do I find and use ebooks and audiobooks?

Learn where to find ebooks and audiobooks and how to read them online or download them to various devices at http://go/ebooks.

How do I find articles?

To find scholarly journal articles, magazine articles and newspaper articles, consult our Find Articles guide.  Or, get straight to the topic of your research and visit our Subject Guides.

How do I read a citation?

   Consult our How to Read a Citation guide.

What is the password for this online journal (or database)?

You should be able to get to our online journals and databases with your Middlebury username and password.  If that doesn't work then go to the library site and find a link to the journal or database there.  For example:

How do I evaluate the resources I find?

See the Evaluating Sources section of the Thesis Guide.

How do I cite my sources for a bibliography?

You can find out how to format your citations in our Citation and Style Guide.

How do I find newspapers?

To find news published in newspapers or broadcast on radio or tv, consult our Newspapers Guide.

How do I find statistics and data?

Statistics can be found in a variety of places — books, periodicals (magazines, journals, newspapers) on the topic, statistical databases, and the internet. Look for statistics sections on library Research Guides (some but not all guides have statistics sections for the discipline) or consult our general Statistics Guide, which provides links to a variety of electronic sources by topic.  If you cannot find what you are looking for, ask a librarian.

How do I find book reviews?

To find book reviews, consult our Book Reviews guide.  Or, get straight to the topic of your research and visit our Subject Guides.

Where are the dictionaries?

To find encyclopedias, dictionaries and other reference materials, consult our Reference guide.

How do I find images and photos?
How do I get to JSTOR?

JSTOR is an online archive of scholarly journals.  There's a link to it and other resources like it in our Databases A-Z list.  We've also created a 'go' shortcut:

Keep in mind that JSTOR doesn't have many recent articles.  To find more recent articles, and articles published in a wide variety of journals and magazines that aren't included in JSTOR, consult our Find Articles guide and our Subject Guides.

How do I find music?

To find music (and books, articles and web sites about music), consult the Find Music guide or try our Music research guide.

How do I request materials through Interlibrary Loan?

See the Interlibrary Loan page for details on requesting items from other libraries using ILLiad.

How do I find videos?

To find videos in the libraries, consult our Find Videos guide.  To find additional resources, most of which are online, consult our Video, Image and Sound Effects guide.

Can I use online journals and databases off campus?

Yes!  Just start at the library web site.  For example:

How do I even start doing research for my thesis?!?

Don't worry.  We can help.  Consult our Thesis Guide.

Are there any resources for K - 12 kids?

Most resources in the library are aimed at college-level students.  However we have access to the Vermont Online Library (VOL), which includes databases aimed at elementary, middle, and high school students. For help with VOL databases or finding books and other resources at the appropriate age level, see our Ask Us page for ways to reach a librarian.

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