What is Summon?
Summon is a Google-like search engine for Spiva Library. It searches the library's catalog and many of our databases simultaneously to quickly provide relevancy-ranked, credible library results through a single search box. Use it to find books, articles, and more. You will be linked directly to the full text of materials that match your search terms, whenever possible.
When should I use Summon?
Summon is great for:
What does Summon include?
Summon includes everything in the library's catalog, numerous academic databases the library subscribes to, and digital repositories like the HathiTrust. It searches for books, scholarly journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles, theses and dissertations, and multimedia materials.
When searching Summon for journal articles, the default search shows only results from the library's databases. Note that immediate full text access is not always available.
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