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REL 234/202: Buddhism in Sri Lanka - Trainor (Fall 2020)

Welcome to the Library!

This research guide is designed to help you find the most useful sources for your annotated bibliography and the final research paper. 
The "Quick Links" box (bottom of this page) and the "Books" page in the guide provide tips on how to access both physical books and scanned book chapters, as well as make use of the Curbside Pick-up Service. It also provides information on the Interlibrary Loan service for obtaining articles and book chapters not owned by the Howe Library. The "Quick Links" box also includes a guide for creating an annotated bibliography. Remember! Be patient with yourself and do not hesitate to contact me for help at any stage of your research. Good luck!

Getting Research Help

There are a variety of ways to get help from the Howe Library reference librarians.  Have a question?  Please ask us! Visit the Reference Desk in Howe Library and/or use the "Ask a Librarian" service.

Ask A Librarian connects you with librarians in a variety of different ways


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Telephone (Reference desk): (802) 656-2022

Sri Lanka

map of Sri Lanka (Ceylon, pre-May 1972) from Statesman's Yearbook

Quick Links

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Found a citation to a book or journal article that you need, but isn't owned by the library? Obtain the item through Interlibrary Loan.

Interlibrary Loan's (ILL) service for UVM affiliates will obtain materials (books, articles, book chapters) not owned by the UVM Libraries, from other libraries and document delivery sources. This service is free for UVM students, faculty, and staff. An article is delivered electronically and usually arrives within a few days. Book requests are generally filled within a week. 

If you are making a request for the first time, you will need to register for the service before making a request. View this brief video for instructions on how to register.

Document Delivery (materials owned by UVM Libraries)

UVM students may request scans of articles and book chapters from materials available in Howe Library regular print and microform collections. ILL staff will scan articles or book chapters and deliver them as a PDF to a user's Interlibrary Loan (ILL) portal. There is no fee. Copyright law applies. View this brief video on how to make a request.

Requests for ILL and Document Delivery may be placed online. Log in to your ILL portal using your UVM netid and e-mail password.
If you are making a request for the first time, you will need to register for the service before making a request. View this brief video for instructions on how to register.

Find more details and a link to the ILL and document delivery request forms. There is also a link ("ILL/DD" green button) on the Library homepage.

Curbside Pickup (How to....)

Monday-Friday, 8 am - 10 am, UVM affiliates (students, staff, and faculty) may pick up Howe Library books, books obtained through Interlibrary Loan, and media equipment and DVDs by appointment at a designated area adjacent to the Howe Library front entrance. Howe Library Circulation and Multimedia Services staff will communicate with borrowers via email (or phone) to locate requested materials and coordinate pickup and drop-off times.

Use the Journal TitlesUVM affiliates only list (a green button on the library homepage) to determine if the library owns the journal (online or print) and what years are owned. If the library provides online access, you can then search the contents of that individual journal. If the journal is in print format only, you can request a scan of the article you need through the Document Delivery service.
Type the name of the journal in the search box. In the list of search results, click the link for the journal and then click the vendor link in the pop-up box. Note the year availability provided by each vendor in the list.
NOTE: to access ejournals from off campus, you must have first clicked on Connect Off Campus (a green button on the library homepage) and used EZproxy to log in with your UVM netid and password.

Working Off Campus?

Use your UVM NetID and password to log in to the UVM network through EZproxy before you begin your research, to access the UVM Libraries' licensed electronic resources, such as article databases, electronic journals, e-books, and more.

Once you're logged in look for "" in the URL of the web page (e.g., to ensure that you are connected to the UVM network.
NOTEUVM affiliates only after a database name indicates a licensed library database, restricted to UVM affiliates.