New! Smart Search (beta)

As you know the world of information is changing at an ever-increasing pace and the way that we at the UI Libraries provide you access to information resources is also changing.  Many of our resources are available to you right on your desktop, because we have invested in electronic access. However, finding the right information in that haystack isn’t always easy.  So UI Libraries staff has recently invested in a smarter searching tool that will help you and your students locate the information resources you need. 

The new and improved Smart Search on the UI Libraries websites provide a single search box that searches the InfoHawk catalog, The Iowa Digital Library, e-resources, e-books, e-journals, and even journal articles.  The Find Resources search allows you to search the Libraries online catalog – InfoHawk; the Libraries rich collection of e-journals, e-books, databases and the Iowa Digital Library. When you search Find Articles, you can find journal articles from several online publications for a variety of subject areas with one search. If you choose the Business category then you are searching Business Source Complete, ABI/Inform, EconLit, Factiva, and others all at once. 

During this early release period, we want to hear about your experiences using Smart Search (Http://  There is also a link now on the Business Library home page. We will compile these responses to continue improving functionality for our library users.Please give this new Smart Search tool a try and let us know what you think.  If you have any question, please feel free to contact me or anyone else in the Business Library. 

Dave Martin

Pomerantz Business Library
C320 PBB