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1stGen@Iowa: Guide to UI Libraries

Information about the UI Libraries resources & services for First Generation students at the University of Iowa

What is InfoHawk+

InfoHawk+ is the public interface to search the UI Libraries catalog, including our book and media collection, ebooks and journals titles, plus some of our most used and useful databases. You can find the books we own and the journals we subscribe to, but you can also find articles through some of our database subscriptions. 

What is included in InfoHawk+?

Use the tutorials below for guidance or ask a Librarian to learn more. 

Finding Books in InfoHawk+

You can find books and other print materials in InfoHawk+ from the front page of the UI Libraries' Website. Simply type in the title in the basic search box or to browse books, type in a basic topic or keyword, then select books under "resource type" on the left. You can also try adding a subject to your search, such "literature" or "fiction".

Watch this simple VIDEO on how to find books through InfoHawk+. 


Advanced Search

Using the Advanced Search in InfoHawk+ will also help to better find exactly what you're looking for. Type in a genre you wish to read. For example, fantasy. In the dropdown menu where it says any field, select subject. Under material type, select books. You can also narrow which UI Library you wish to search within. Select Main Library, as Main contains majority of fiction books. Now you should see a list of fantasy books show up. View the example below.