Searching Multiple Sources at Once
The Library has a search tool, Summon, that quickly searches most of the Library's resources as well as selected web sources. You can use as a good place to start your searches, but it is not comprehensive enough for all research.
To start using Summon, go to the Library homepage and look for the box labeled "Summon."
In the search box, enter the key term or terms from your research statement. (This example uses "Liberty University.") When you are done, click on the red button labeled "Summon" that is to the right of the search box.
Our search on "Liberty University" produced over 480,000 results. A quick way to limit this search is to use the Content Type limits, which are the second section down on the left. If you click on the "more..." link, you will get an option to include or exclude many types of sources. Here is a partial example.
In this example, we see our major types of sources broken into smaller sections.
Books (blue arrows):
Articles (yellow arrows):
Web Resources (red arrow).
We will cover these three sources in more detail in other modules, including using tools specific to each type of source.
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