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Students Studying Abroad: A Library Guide

A guide to the UVM Libraries for study abroad students

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 main Research Databases page, use the pull-down meu labeled "All Subjects" to access lists of databases by subject.  Blue flags next to databases connote recommended resources and starting points.

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.

Connect to UVM Libraries subscription resources

Access Library Resources from Off Campus


Many library resources are restricted to authorized University of Vermont affiliates (students, staff, and faculty).

Connecting to resources from the Libraries websites or CATQuest

Links from the Libraries websites in CATQuest, Journal List, Subject Guides, etc. are automatically proxied for off campus use and you do not need to do anything else. If you haven’t already authenticated, attempting to access a library resource will generate a UVM log-in screen for you to enter your NetID and password.

Accessing resources from direct links or bookmarks

To access library resources directly (without linking through a Libraries website), you must use the VPN and connect to:

Cisco AnyConnect VPN connect screen showing address.

You can start and stop the VPN client at any time without interrupting your Internet connection or exiting any of your applications, however you may need to restart streaming content such as radio programs or podcasts. The VPN client may also affect wireless printers on your home network.

Documentation on how to install and use the AnyConnect VPN is available on the ETS Knowledge Base:

Software and installation documentation

Connecting and authenticating to UVM

Accessing a resource that is not working from the Libraries website


If you are unable to connect to a resource from the Libraries website, please report the issue or contact any Libraries service point.


You may also try connecting to the resource via the VPN with This will enable you to reach resources that are unavailable for proxy connection due to an issue with the proxy server.