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URES:1000 Discover Research: Welcome & Introduction


Welcome to the UI Libraries!

Our names are Cathy Cranston and Jenay Dougherty. We are both librarians at the UI Libraries. Cathy and Jenay are Undergraduate Engagement Librarians at the Main Library. We're happy to answer any and all questions you have about research and the Libraries. Our emails and contact information are on this guide. 

Laurie Neuerburg is a Science Librarian and she'd be happy to help with any questions you have about resources for your Science research assignments. 

Jenay Dougherty

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Jenay Dougherty
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2013 Main Library

Cranston, Cathy

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Cathy Cranston
2013 Main Library

Contact me.

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Laurie Neuerburg
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Office: 450 VAN
Phone: 319-467-0216


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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.

InfoHawk+ Tutorials

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.

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Help & Assistance


                            LIVE CHAT with a Librarian. 

Go to: and ask a question!

                            ONE-ON-ONE research consultations with a librarian!

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                            NEED HELP AFTER business hours?

The SEAM can help! 

The SEAM evening research assistance to get research help and assistance. We're open Sunday - Thursday, 5PM-9PM. Visit us at the Just Ask Desk, 1st Floor in the Main Library.

Go to to schedule an appointment online.

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