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Why Search Summon?

  • a single box searches across the spectrum of library content
  • access to a variety of source types and materials
  • direct links to online content
  • filters to make it easy to refine result by format, availability online, subject, etc.

What does Summon Search?

Summon searches approximately 300 million books, scholarly articles, newspaper articles, data, digital audio, digital video, digital images, government documents and more. It draws from the library catalog (OBIS), many of the full text and article indexing databases, as well as digital repositories from colleges, universities, research centers, and other open-access archives on the web.

Keep in Mind...

  • Summon searches many but not all library resources
  • comprehensive searches should be done in subject specific databases
  • OBIS, our catalog, is better for finding specific items

What Do You Think?

Summon is a work in progress, with content being added continuously. We encourage you to use the FEEDBACK link to report problems, questions, or compliments.

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Last updated:
August 18, 2014