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Research Services: Summon

Summon in a Nutshell

  • Summon is a library search engine that pulls articles, videos, images, theses, and more, from databases and the library catalog. 

Use Summon to:

  • Explore topics
  • Identify relevant databases
  • Find specific articles

Search Summon

Search Tips

  • Refine your search terms by using a specific, targeted word or phrase. Vague searches will return too many results, while specific searches will give you narrower, more targeted results.
  • Click "Advanced Search" to get even more specific results,
  • Narrow search results using the selectors in the left sidebar. You can narrow by content types, discipline, publication date, subject terms, language, and library location. You can also choose to show only full text items, peer-reviewed articles, or only those items in the library catalog.

Keep in mind...

  • While Summon pulls from many different resources, it cannot access them all. Once you've narrowed your topic, check subject-specific databases (library home page and select the "Databases" tab) to dig deeper.