Don’t Struggle with Research Next Semester

During the last couple days of the semester, you’re tired, you’re frustrated and you’re spending WAY too much time searching for information for your paper.

The end of next semester can be better! You can learn how to Find the Good Stuff Fast!

  • Learn how to DO MORE than just Google for information
  • Find information resources your professors want
  • Save yourself the headache of searching – do more finding
  • Feel more confident in your information/research skills

If this sounds like a better end to the semester, add the course 417:001 Library Research in Context to your fall schedule.  In this class, you’ll actually be able to use the information you learn for assignments and projects that you’ll be doing in your major courses.  Two for one – now that’s something the University rarely offers you! 

So log-on to ISIS and register for one of the following sections of 417:001 before the course closes!

417:001:003 Library Research in Context
Subtitle: Find the Good Stuff Fast
Instructors: Kristi A Robinson-Bontrager, Ericka A Raber
Time & Location: 10:30A – 11:20A W 4037 LIB

417:001:005 Library Research in Context
Subtitle: Find the Good Stuff Fast
Instructor: Steven F Ostrem
Time & Location: 1:30P – 2:20P T 4037 LIB

Or one of the online courses offered this fall:

417:001:EXU Library Research in Context
Subtitle: Find the Good Stuff Fast
Instructor: Daniel P Gall
Time & Location: ARR World Wide Web

417:001:EXV Library Research in Context
Subtitle: Find the Good Stuff Fast
Instructor: Dave Martin
Time & Location: ARR World Wide Web

417:001:EXW Library Research in Context
Subtitle: Find the Good Stuff Fast
Instructor: Christopher A Childs
Time & Location: ARR World Wide Web

Did You Know? TXT Call Numbers to Your Cell

Did you know that you can text a call number to your cell phone so you can go and find the item in the library stacks?

Simply use Smart Search ( to find your item. Then click the title to view the full details of the record. On the right in the “Keeping this item” section is an option to “Text” the record. Just click the link, enter your 10 digit number without any spaces or dashes, and hit send. That’s it!

(Note: Carrier charges may apply)

Gerritsen Collection of Women’s History online records added to InfoHawk

The Gerritsen Collection was begun by Aletta Jacobs Gerritsen in the late 1800s. The online resource delivers two million page images exactly as they appeared in the original printed works. It includes monographs, periodicals and pamphlets in fifteen languages, and is searchable by keyword and Boolean operators.

Nearly 4500 records were added to InfoHawk and Smart Search. When you search a particular topic in the library catalog, you may find pages from the Gerritsen online collection.

Did You Know? You don’t have to pay for newspaper and magazine articles.

Did you know that you shouldn’t PAY for newspaper and magazine articles that you find on the Web?  The next time you’re asked for your credit card while doing your research online, check the UI Libraries’ resources first.  Check e-journals to find electronic coverage for your title.  If we don’t have the article in print or electronically, you can get it free through our Interlibrary Loan service.