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FYSE 1208 Cities in Crisis

A guide for students in Jim Ralph's First Year Seminar


This guide is designed to help you with your research for your FYSE. It was created by your class librarian, Brenda Ellis. Please reach out with any questions about finding or accessing information this semester. My contact informationis in my profile box. If you need help ASAP see the Ask A Librarian options. I will see those emails but so will my colleagues.

Reasons to contact a librarian:

  • Help finding relevant sources
  • Help citing those sources
  • Research tips and tricks
  • General Advice

How Can I Access Library Resources from Off Campus?

The library subscribes to many online resources.  To access those resources you have to sign in via Middlebury's system BEFORE you get  to the database or website in order to be recognized as a subscriber when you get there. 

You do this by starting at the library homepage or research guides and following our links to databases, ebooks, journals, etc.  When off-campus you will be prompted for your midd login using our ezproxy system similar to how you login to our computers on campus.  If you go straight to an article or database from google when you are off campus, you cannot be authenticated and you won't get access (unless it is a free resource).

Not Sure Where to Start? Try These

Ask a Middlebury Librarian