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Changes to location of reference resources

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In the old site we had a link for Online Reference Sources.  You’ll find a revised version in the new research guides format.  Just choose Reference from the Research guide widget drop-down menu from the Library page (on the right side).  Not all online reference resources are on this guide – some specialized ones are on the individual subject guides and others are simply listed in midcat or are part of larger collections (ex. Oxford Reference Online).  To see what kind of resources I’m talking about, just look at the guides. 

If anyone is used to using our “ready reference” books (the small section of  high use ref books that used to be on the shelves next to the reference desk), you’ll notice those shelves are now empty.  We did away with that separate section.  Those books have either been transferred back into the main reference section or weeded (withdrawn) if they were no longer needed (ex. phonebooks – we have online sources for that info on the online Reference guide).  If you can’t find something, try searching in midcat http://go.middlebury.edu/midcat  If you still can’t find it, email a librarian at rlibrary@middlebury.edu.