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First Year Hawks: Home

Resources for the First Year Hawks Living Learning Community.


Hello, First Year Hawks! This guide includes information and resources that can help you excel in your classes. On this guide you'll find general information about the UI Libraries, and links to resources that may be of interest to you. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

About the UI Libraries

The Main Library is the largest library on campus and holds resources on a broad range of subjects, while the other campus libraries focus on specfic subject areas. Need help finding a library? Here is a map of library locations on campus, and a detailed floorplan of the Main Library.

Some key things to know about using the libraries:

  • Your Iowa One ID Card is your library card.
  • Books can be checked out for a loan period of 4 weeks. 
  • DVD's can be checked out for a loan period of 1 week. No more than 10 media items can be checked out to you at one time.
  • Renew checked out items online by logging in to My Account with your HawkID.

See the Borrowing Materials FAQ for more information

The UI Libraries provides knowledgeable librarians who can help you use library services to be successful in your studies. If you don't know where to start with your research, or need help with library resources, contact a librarian to save time and stressWe look forward to helping you!

Where to Find Articles

Below are just some of the many ways you can find articles. These are databases that include scholarly articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles, and more. Other indexes and databases can be found through Find Resources.

Herky studies at the library!

InfoHawk +

InfoHawk + allows you search a variety of University of Iowa Libraries resources at once.

Google Scholar

Google Books

Subject Guide

Brittney Thomas