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Lesson - Finding Books (and more) in InfoHawk+
What can InfoHawk+ help me find?
InfoHawk+ searches our physical materials (books, DVDs, etc.). It's the tool you need to use to find a book on the shelf, or an e-book online. Books are only part of what it can find.
It will also search a wide range of electronic resources, including Iowa Research Online, selected major databases in a diverse set of academic disciplines, and items unique to the UI Libraries like those in our Iowa Digital Collections.
- Use the library catalog to find books and journls the library owns. Use a Research Database to find individual articles on your topic.
- The library has material in many formats: Print and electronic books, government publications and reports, journals, theses, and more.
- Know when to use the UI library and when to use your local public library
InfoHawk+ searches our catalog for UI Library books and other material and also searches other sources including databases and online archives.
Your friendly University of Iowa Librarians created these tutorials to help you learn how to use InfoHawk+ like a pro. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian.
Do you need a book that the University of Iowa Libraries does not have? Search and request it with UBorrow. With over 90 million volumes, UBorrow combines the holdings of 13 major research Libraries.
- Receive books faster than with recalls or interlibrary loan.
- Keep books longer than with interlibrary loan.
- Books will not be recalled except under unusual circumstances.
Still cannot find what you need? Interlibrary Loan is there to help.