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Research Toolkit

A guide to doing research at the Middlebury Libraries, from start to finish.


Students regularly ask librarians where we recommend they begin their research and what sources and techniques are best. This guide provides starting points and next steps that will help you at every stage of your research process.

Begin with the tips on this page, but don't miss the other pages! We'll walk you through the nine steps of the research process, then help you find, evaluate, and cite materials. You can always ask a librarian for help! Our contact information is on every page.

Top Tips for Starting Your Research

Not Sure Where to Start?

Quick-Start Guide to Library Research

Ask a Middlebury Librarian