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Getting Started IS 101 and beyond: Start Here!
Basic Searching

Research tips for introduction AND review.

Getting Started (for IS 101 and early courses)

OneSearch will search nearly all the library's collections at once:

Vogel Library has nearly 200 databases. Get started with ProQuest Central, a large database that pulls many types of articles from every discipline.


•Can you eat in the library/what kind of beverage?
•Reserving study room/accessibility
•What courses after IS 101 are required?
•Can I sleep in the library?
•How many books are in the library? How long to checkout and can I renew? Late penalties?
•What are the weekend hours?
•Checkout instruments to play for fun?
•Databases similar to what NAICC (previous institution) had?
•Yes, many of the same and even more (57 compared to 170+)

Library Hours

Vogel Library regular hours:
Mon-Thurs: 7:30 am. - Midnight
Friday: 7:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 1 pm - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - Midnight

See library homepage for any non-regular hours (school breaks, finals hours, etc).

Ask A Librarian

Librarians are always ready to help with this assignment and others:

Walk up - Come to the 2nd floor library Service Desk.

Phone - Call 319-352-8506 for reference questions.

Email - Send your questions to "Ask A Librarian."

Chat - Use the chat button on the library's homepage.

Consult by appointment - Set up an individual meeting using the Information Consultation form.