Author Archives: Carrie Macfarlane

About Carrie Macfarlane

Director of Research & Instruction.

You CAN search library databases from off campus!

You can search library databases from off campus! Just start at the library site:  JSTOR, ebooks, audiobooks, Summon and all of our online journals, magazines and newspapers are there for you…no matter where you are!

When you’re off campus, links that are on library web pages (for example, Research Guides, Summon and the Journals list) will ask you to log in with Midd credentials. It’s as easy as that!

Seniors: Ask a librarian about alumni access to library databases!

Enjoy the summer!


Welcome (Back) to the Library!

Whether you’re new to campus or returning from summer break, we invite you to take advantage of all the library has to offer. Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss:

Many thanks to our talented Digital Media Tutors Maggie, Emily and Denisse, who created this video and others as a summer project!

More tips for the new semester:  Midd Libraries Quick Guide [go/quicklib]

Spoiler alert! The 5 quick tips include:
1. The Circulation Desk is where you’ll check out all of your library materials, including CDs, equipment and interlibrary loans.
2. Library collections include not only books but also DVDs, graphic novels in the Browsing section, dictionaries in the Reference section, manuscripts downstairs in Special Collections, and magazines in the Harman Periodicals Area.
3. Librarians can help you in person at the Research Desk and online via the library web site at
4. Technology and media assistance is available at the Tech Help Desk and the Wilson Media Lab.
5. Peer Writing Tutors are ready to meet with you at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR).
BONUS! The library has all kinds of study spaces, from the Wilson Cafe at the entrance of the building, to senior thesis carrels tucked away on the upper levels.

Students: Start the year off right

Flickr photo by weesen

Flickr photo by weesen

We’ve all had moments where we’ve thought, “Next time, I’ll do it the other way!”

Whether you’re a new student or you’re returning, learn these 4 things now and you’ll start the year off right.


4 Things to Start the Year off Right

  1. Get your laptop connected to the fastest wireless. Midd-secure or Midd-Standard
  2. Store your documents where they won’t be lost if your laptop crashes. Middfiles
    These tech tips and more at Top Things Students Should Know about Technology at Midd
  3. Use the scholarly sources your professors want to see in your bibliographies. Start your research at the library home page. go/lib
  4. Speaking of bibliographies, learn how to cite your sources! It doesn’t have to be difficult. go/citations
    These research tips and more at Ask Us

If you have questions at any point, you can find answers at the LIS Help & Support page.

How to print






Welcome, new students! Among the many questions you have about life at Middlebury, certainly, “How do I print???” is right at the top of the list! Here’s all you need to know.

  1. The Tech HelpDesk Printing page  [shortcut: go/printing] gets you started. It tells you where the printers are and how much it costs to print. It also refers to the print release stations.
  2. If you follow the link to the Print Release Stations page, you’l find out how to send a document to a printer. You can print from library computers, lab computers, or your own computer.
  3. How to print from your own computer? Easy! Follow the instructions for WebPrint.

Questions? Start at the Tech Help Desk Help and Support page.

Thesis carrel signup

Seniors who are currently enrolled in 500, 600, or 700 level thesis/project work are eligible for a thesis carrel either at the library. If you register for one of these classes you may sign up ONLINE for a Davis Family Library carrel starting at 8 am on Monday, September 17th. Instructions can be found here (go/bookacarrel). Note: Please use Firefox or Chrome browsers.

For a carrel at Armstrong Library, please go directly to that circulation desk on Monday the 17th to reserve.

All books in thesis carrels must be checked out and display the thesis bookmark indicating it’s checked out to you.