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Take a Hike

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Backpacker recognizes UVM as one of the top 20 best colleges for hikers. To explore Vermont’s amazing hikes, check out one of these trail guides. (Click on the title to find the book’s location and call number.)

  Long Trail Guide, 27th edition


Winter hiking guide to Vermont : day trips on snowshoes, spikes and more

Mindfulness and natural medicine

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

There’s growing interest in the benefits of mindfulness techniques and alternative medicines. The UVM Libraries provides affiliates with up-to-date, research intensive information on best practices.

Mindfulness journal cover

Mindfulness journal

“This journal publishes peer-reviewed papers that examine the latest research findings and best practices in mindfulness. It explores the nature and foundations of mindfulness, its mechanisms of actions, and its use across cultures. In addition, Mindfulness features papers that address issues involving the training of clinicians, institutional staff, teachers, parents, and industry personnel in mindful provision of services.” –Publisher’s information

Herbal assortment

Natural Medicines

Natural Medicines is a database dedicated to comparing the efficacy of alternative therapies, that provides information on the safety, effectiveness.and interactions of over 1200 naturally-sourced vitamins, herbs, minerals and other supplements. It includes access to patient handouts, and topical overviews on health and wellness, sports medicine and medical conditions.


Tuesday, August 30th, 2016
Farmers' market map

Map showing numbers of farmers’ markets in the United States in 2015.

PolicyMap is an online mapping and data tool with extensive U.S. datasets on demographics, socioeconomics, mortgage and home sales, health, employment, crime, and more. It’s valuable for research, market studies, business planning, site selection, and grant applications.

“Help students across disciplines understand geographic data without having to take a specialized class. Use PolicyMap to bring sophisticated data, mapping and analytics to fields beyond traditional GIS and planning departments.  From public health to sociology and law, students can use PolicyMap to create maps, reports and analyses to enable a deeper understanding of crucial areas in their fields.” –Publisher’s information

The UVM Libraries provides subscription access to PolicyMap for UVM affiliates.

Want fashion?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

The UVM Libraries provides access for UVM affiliates to resources with contemporary and historic appeal to fashion lovers.

Beyonce 2015 Vogue cover

Vogue Archive
The Vogue Archive contains full issues of Vogue magazine from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, with high-resolution page images.  The Archive is meticulously indexed and can be searched by photographer, fashion item (kimono, scoop neckline, Breton jacket), person pictured, company/brand, designer name, or material (chiffon, wool, taffeta).

Sample image from Brooklyn Museum exhibit in Berg

Berg Fashion Library
The Berg Fashion Library is an interdisciplinary portal to integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. It covers all aspects of clothing, dress, fashion, and textiles around the world and includes access to comprehensive reference sources, as well as images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bath Fashion Museum, the MoMu Fashion Museum (Belgium), the Commercial Pattern Archive Database and more.

Great Starting Places

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Not sure where to start looking for material for a research project? Check out our Subject Research Guides. Subject Guides are available on a wide range of topics from Anthropology to Zoology. Each guide includes recommendations for the best places to look for books, articles, and other materials related to the subject at hand. In addition many guides also provide helpful advice about research strategies and preparing citations and bibliographies.

If you need more specialized help or just want to talk with someone about your research, each guide includes contact information for the librarian that specializes in working with students and faculty in that subject area. This librarian will be happy to work with you.