Strategy One: Start with Known Items
Start your research by consulting materials on a topic that your have used in class or that have been recommended to you by your professor.
Strategy Two: Browsing
When you are looking for books on the shelves of the Howe Library, look at the books near the book you went to look for. Books on similar topics are shelved together and you will often find excellent materials by browsing the shelves in this way.
Strategy Three: Cast a Wide Net
Cast a wide net. Use a variety of databases as you look for resources look beyond UVM by using Interlibrary Loan.