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Students Studying Abroad: A Library Guide

Connect to UVM Libraries subscription resources

From wherever in the world you are:

BEFORE you begin your research .....

Click on the "Connect from off campus" green button on the library home page at  http://library.uvm.edu .

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.

OR

1) If you have the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) installed on your computer,  FIRST log in to your VPN, and then you can seamlessly use all the resources accessible from the UVM Library web page: http://library.uvm.edu

Download the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) software from: https://www.uvm.edu/software/

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: http://library.uvm.edu/research/index.php?tab=iref&mode=subjects&subject=general

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

Download the VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) software from: https://www.uvm.edu/software/

OR

2) Click on the  "Connect from 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.)