The UVM Libraries subscribes to hundreds of databases to help you locate scholarly journal articles, news, and magazine articles.
Many professors will require that you focus on the scholarly journal literature as you conduct your research. Depending on the assignment, other professors may not have this requirement. However, it is important to be able to discern the scholarly, peer-reviewed journal literature from other types of periodical literature.
Choose a general, multi-subject resource to start, such as Academic Search Premier, and then use a subject-specific database to get a greater depth of access to the subject literature.
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.
From the library home page (http://library.uvm.edu ):
1) Click on: Research databases
In Research Databases (green button on library home page):
A blue flag next to a database indicates a suggested starting point