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Students Studying Abroad: A Library Guide

Connect to UVM Libraries subscription resources

BEFORE you begin your research .....

Click on the "Connect off campus" green button on the library home page at .

Then enter in your UVM Net ID and password, same as you do for your UVM Mail and BlackBoard.

This enables you to access and use  all the UVM Libraries electronic resources, such as journal article databases, the electronic journal collection, e-books, and streaming media collections.


 If you have the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) installed on your computer,  FIRST log in to your VPN, and then you can use all the resources accessible from the UVM Library web page:

Download the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) software from:

Note: For those students located in China, VPN access is currently unavailable.

Locating articles by topic

When researching a topic, a recommended way to start is by using a broad, interdisciplinary database to locate journal articles.  Academic Search Premier is a great database to start with. 

The UVM Libraries subscribes to hundreds of databases to help you locate scholarly journal articles.  Choose a general, multi-subject resource to start, and then use a subject-specific database to get a greater depth of access to the subject literature.

From the following link, look at the right side of the page to access databases by subject:

Accessing articles of interest in databases

  • Follow links to the full-text article, if available.
  • Click on the External Link Icon button to see if we subscribe electronically to the journal. If so, you can access the article. 
  • If not, use Interlibrary Loan to request a PDF of the article.

Connecting to Google Scholar

A couple options for using Google Scholar  while away, with the ability to connect you with the full text of articles to which UVM has electronic subscriptions:

1) Click on the  "Connect off campus" green button on the main library home page, login, and then select Google Scholar from the Research databases list (to get to this list, click on the green Research Databases button on the library home page.)

2) If you have the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) installed on your computer,  FIRST log in to your VPN, and then go to: or search directly in the Google Scholar box below.

Download the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) software from: