Finding your way around the library takes time, and we know that during summer language schools, time is scarce! That’s why we’ve created guides to the library for every language program, from Spanish, to Hebrew to Chinese and more. Browse a complete list of subjects here.
Each guide is carefully curated by a Middlebury librarian to help you find what you need quickly. We offer links to lists of in-language books, search tips, and answers to questions that have been asked by other students.
Most importantly, we provide contact information for a librarian who can help. Use the “Schedule Appointment” button to sign up for a one-on-one research consultation. Talk with us about what you’re working on — and save yourself some time!
Find your research guide at go.middlebury.edu/guides.
You may be aware that we’ve had an access problem with the New York Times web site over the past few months. The short version of the issue is that SGA was providing online access until NYT discontinued that program…which no one on campus realized until our access ceased (there’s more detail in this Campus article). The Times’ new program is extremely expensive, and the library’s funding for this fiscal year was set last year. Partial access is still available; would that full access were, and we wish an immediate solution were at hand. We haven’t given up, though, and are still working on the problem. Please feel free to contact Douglas Black, Head of Collections Management, for more information.
…and hoping they’ll be a little better next time? Talk with a librarian! We’d love to help you build more research and information literacy support into your spring semester classes. Our new InfoLit site describes what we do, and how it makes a difference. You’ll find assignment ideas, sample workshops, and of course, lots more prompts to talk with a librarian.
“Every student who met with you commented on how that meeting focused their work and led them to search the appropriate literature quickly and effectively.”
-Faculty feedback on library research consultations for students, Fall 2018
Is the outlet out? Is the carrel light dark? Please, report it!
It’s finals week, and students are making use of every desk, table, carrel and recliner in the libraries. Surely, someone will find something amiss.
Please feel welcome to alert library staff to outages and other problems in the building. Visit the Circulation Desk, or report the issue via our Library Feedback Form at go.middlebury.edu/libfeedback. We want to keep our facilities in top-top shape for you!
We’re getting Halloweenish at the Davis Family Library with Special Collections pop-up cards in the atrium, trick-or-treats at the Research Desk, and scary movies in between. Come and visit!
Hey, first-year students! Now that you’re settled in to campus, it’s time to explore the libraries a little more. Here’s some insider advice to get you going (thanks, College Newsroom!):
What Every First-Year Student Should Know about Middlebury Libraries
P.S. You can meet all of the librarians at go.middlebury.edu/librarians.
Zotero makes citations and bibliographies easy.
Get started: go.middlebury.edu/zotero.
Find help: go.middlebury.edu/zoterohelp.
Ask a librarian about Zotero!