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Research Toolkit

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

Finding Full-Text of Articles

When you have a citation for an article, here’s how to find the full-text:

  1. Search for the article title in LibrarySearch or another library database.
  2. Follow the link to full-text in the results list. It might be labeled Access Now, Full-Text, HTML, or PDF.
  3. If you don’t find the article in the database:
    • Go to the Journals list.
    • Search for the journal title.
      NOTE: If you’re not sure what the journal title is, consult How to Read a Citation.
    • Follow the link to full-text in the results list.

How to Read a Citation

To search for and request a journal article, you'll need to be able to identify the bibliographic information in its citation.

Parts of a journal citation highlighted. Author Name. Year published. Article Title. Journal Title. volume. Issue. Page numbers. DOI if available

Requesting Materials from Interlibrary Loan

For items we don’t own, most library databases provide a link to the Interlibrary Loan request form. If you fill out the form, we’ll try to get the item from another library. This is a service we provide at no cost to you. To go directly to the Interlibrary Loan request form, log in to Illiad: