Research Advice

If you want help finding something, you've come to the right place.  We offer lots of advice here on our web site.  We're also happy to meet with you individually, and we offer workshops too.


Begin at the Libraries page

Your first destination should be the Middlebury Libraries page (shortcut: go/lib/). It links to advice on how to find books, articles and more.

For a visual overview of resources on the Library home page, see the


Then what?

Research guides (shortcut:go/guides/) list the major sources for each of the subjects taught here at Middlebury.  They also tell you how to cite your sources.  In a few cases, you'll also be able to find a course-specific guide for your class.

Ask us!

We want to help.  If you'd like guidance at the beginning, middle or end of your project, please get in touch.  We can help you narrow your research topic, find and cite sources, and more.  Ask a librarian in person, online, by phone or text.

Or, schedule a consultation with a subject specialist.  Every research guide includes the name of the librarian who specializes in that subject area; look for it and request a consultation.  You'll get personalized, expert assistance focused on your research topic.

Faculty:  Please introduce us to your students!

Please refer your students to us—include our contact information in your syllabus and tell your students about us in your classes.  Ask us for course-related workshops, research guides, and one-on-one consultations.  Visit our Workshops page for more information, or get in touch with your Library Liaison.

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