What is Summon?
Introducing the Summon™, the Library's new unified discovery service. Summon™ allows the researcher to quickly search, discover and access reliable and credible library content. It goes beyond federated search, beyond next-generation catalogs to create an all-new service for libraries. Through one simple search, it provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that's the hallmark of great libraries - digital and print, audio and video, single articles to entire e-journals, and every format in between.
A single search
Provides a Google-like search experience, allowing researchers to use one search box to discover credible and reliable library content.
Delivers search results in a relevancy-ranked list so the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.
Links to full-text
Incorporates the comprehensive knowledge of your library's holdings so that researchers can access their results including full-text of electronic articles.
Easily navigate and narrow search result sets using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting and sorting.
Clear, immediate results
Valuable information is conveniently displayed within the results list, allowing for quick appraisal. This data includes abstracts, item location, online full text availability, and more.
The Summon™ tool provides time-efficient research for the busy student by allowing results set to be limited to items immediately available in full text online.
Quickly cut and paste citations in your preferred style.
Bibliographic information export
Easily export citations to bibliographic management software applications such as EndNote, RefWorks and ProCite.
Giving you the ability to limit results to "scholarly" publications including peer- reviewed material.
"Did you mean?" suggestions
The intuitive Summon™ tool provides alternative guidance for misspellings or low yield queries.
Summon supports the following browsers and phones:
- Internet Explorer 6.0+
- Firefox 3.0+
- Safari 3.0+
- iPhone 2.0+
- Blackberry 8500+
- Android 1.0+