Searching Library Databases and Getting Research Help from Off-Campus

login If you’re off-campus, clicking on a link for any subscription database linked from library web pages such as our Research Guides, Summon, and the Journals “A-Z” title list will ask you to log-in with your Middlebury username and password (the same credentials you use to get your email). Once you do that, you should be in! Middlebury’s article, database, eBook, and streaming audio/video resources are available to you wherever you are!

Also, Middlebury librarians are also available online via instant messaging whenever we’re helping patrons in person at the Research Desk: that’s 6 days a week, including Sundays and some evening hours. Look for the “Chat” button on any library webpage, research guide, or in Summon, then send us your questions. We’ll do everything we can to help you track down the answers you need, whether you’re looking for help with writing a bibliography, choosing the best search terms, finding primary sources, or anything else.

Research librarians can also help you by phone (802-443-5496), email (, text (66746, be sure to start your question with the word “midd”), or, of course, in person. Our offices are on the Main Level of the Davis Family Library behind the Research Desk, or in Armstrong Library behind the Circulation Desk.
Questions? Ask a librarian!