Focused search and InfoHawk+

In the context of searching the UI Libraries’ resources regarding Special Collections, we default to a more focused search to better serve your needs. Here is how turning the Focus ON or OFF changes what you search on the Special Collections home page.

  • Focus ON searches only the Library Catalogs with priority given to oldest items. This is the DEFAULT for the Special Collections home page.
  • Focus OFF searches a much-expanded selection of resources to which UI Libraries has access. This can cause what you are searching for to be lost in millions of possible search items like articles and dissertations. However, if you cannot find something using a focused search, then turn OFF the focus and try again.

Return to the Special Collections home page.