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Summon = General Search

Summon provides a Google-like search experience, using a single search to discover credible and reliable library content (both online and physical).

Use Summon if you...

  1. Want to search almost all of the library’s resources at once.
  2. Don’t know where to start searching.

Advantages of Summon

  • Fast & easy.
  • Results can be limited to scholarly or peer-reviewed.
  • Results can quickly be narrowed.
  • Can be used on mobile devices.
  • "Get It At Liberty" identifies resources available in full text.
  • Citations can be viewed in multiple formats.
  • Results show items that can be requested via InterLibrary Loan.


View examples for effective searching.

  • Refine your search for even better results
  • Use quotations for terms or phrases for the most relevant results
  • Avoid misspellings and vague searches
  • Follow-up with a search by subject database

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