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Welcome to Summon  

Everything you need to know about this new and convenient way to search and access library resources.
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2016 URL: http://udc.libguides.com/content.php?pid=458286 Print Guide RSS Updates

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In a Nutshell

Summon is a discovery layer that is your one stop shop to find all credible library resources such as books, articles, and movies.  It looks like google but gives you results that you can feel safe using for your research.

 

When not to use Summon

  • you want specific books or media, instead try the online catalog

  • you want business research, specifically country, company and industry reports

  • you want legal research, specifically legal journal titles, case reports and legislation

  • you want the advanced features of searching a specific database
 

What is Summon?

When you search Summon you might notice 

      • A similar layout to Google that provides a single search box and will ask "Did You Mean" if you misspell a word
      • is better than Google in that you can sort, rank, and refine your results; results that come from reliable library sources
      • has a built-in citation feature to help you cite your sources in the right style
      • will let you save and share your results
      • has its own mobile app 
      • allows you to set up an RSS feed for a search if you want to keep track of new items added for your topic area
 

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