You need to start at a University of Iowa Libraries web page in order to be validated through the proxy server.
If you are using health sciences resources, start at the Hardin Library page: www.lib.uiowa.edu/hardin
Once you select a resource, you will be prompted to authenticate with your hawk id and password. After entering this information, you should gain full access to the resource. If you experience problems with using your hawk id and password, visit: http://hawkid.uiowa.edu/
It is possible that a firewall may obstruct access to resources. If you are continuing to have difficulty with access after following above directions, try this:
The yellow infolink button should be visible from databases accessed from a library page. Select it to find out if full text available in electronic format.
If available, select the GO to visit publisher page for PDF or HTML full text
View this 3 minute demonstration about how to use the InfoLink button from CINAHL and PubMed.
Sometimes, even when you do everything correctly, you still may encounter a problem accessing electronic resources. Here are some tips:
UI Libraries subscribes to resources based on how many people we anticipate may be simultanously using material. If you receive an error message that indicates that all user seats are occupied, try again later. If the problem continues, please notify us.
If the InfoLink tool indicates that full text is available but you are not taken directly to it, be aware that sometimes you may be directed to a publisher page that requires you to navigate to the correct volume and issue. If you encounter problems, contact any librarian.
Here is a page that details several other known issues and workarounds for problems that may occur.
You can use the interlibrary loan system to have our staff either scan/send copy of journal that we have in print or to obtain from another library. Either way, materials will be your university email after registetering for the system. Using this service is free and unlimited for those affiliated (UI or UHIC).