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This guide contains resources specific to the needs of TRIO students enrolled in the Steps to Success TRIO curriculum.

For fast online assistance, you can chat with a librarian! Chat hours are normally 9AM-5PM Monday thru Friday, with some evening & weekend hours. 

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Make an Appointment

Want to chat about a project you're working on or have a question about the Libraries? Contact me to schedule a one-on-one appointment, in-person or virtual.


Phone: 319-467-0385

Or view my calendar to schedule an appointment directly. 

Jenay Dougherty

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Jenay Dougherty
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Welcome to the UI Libraries

Welcome to the University Libraries!
My name is Jenay and I serve as the librarian for TRIO SSS


Eight Campus Libraries

The University of Iowa Libraries consists of EIGHT campus locations. Each library has specific collections and materials specific to the needs of students and faculty within the colleges and departments they serve. Check out our library locations here!

Subject Librarians

The UI Libraries has a librarian for each major. To find out who the librarian for your major is click on the link here: Subject Specialists. These librarians are specialists in their area and can help you find the best information for class assignments and projects. 

Subject Guides

Even if you don't yet have a major yet check out our Library Subject Guides:

These guides were created by our subject specialist librarians and contain lists of databases, resources, and other information relevant and specific to different courses and majors. These guides also have contact information for the subject librarians who created the guide.

Evening and drop-in Research Assistance

The SEAM - Students Engage at Main

The SEAM is a dedicated service for supporting undergraduate students develop and improve research skills and critical thinking. We offer the resources and assistance students need to become successful researchers.
Bring your assignment in or your research ideas and we will sit down with you to discuss the basics of where to start looking for sources using Library databases or help you locate credible online sources. You can ask about citations, where to find newspaper sources, scholarly articles, and more. 
Drop-in or schedule an appointment, either in-person or virtual from Sundays through Thursday, 5:00PM - 9:00PM. 
Visit The SEAM website to schedule an appointment or look for a time to meet with one of us by visiting our calendar