Summon™is web-scale discovery servic ethat enables a familiar web-searching experience of the full breadth of content found in library collections—from books and videos to e-resources such as articles.
No need to broadcast searches to other databases —it provides one search box for a researcher to enter any terms they want and quickly get credible results in one relevancy ranked-list.
Web-Scale Discovery: Full-Breadth of Library Content
A single search
Provides a Google-like search experience, allowing researchers to use one search box to discover credible and reliable library content.
Delivers search results in a relevancy-ranked list so the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.
Complete and instant access
Incorporates the comprehensive knowledge of library's holdings so that researchers can access their results including full-text of electronic articles.
Hosted for easy support
The Summon™ service is provided as a hosted service to minimise impact on library staff.
searching of a library’s collection through the Summon™ web-scale discovery service from a mobile
The Summon™ web-scale discovery service provides an open API that allows integration with existing applications, such as learning management systems.
navigate and narrow search result sets using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting and sorting.
Clear, immediate results
Valuable information is displayed within the results list, allowing for quick appraisal. This data includes abstracts, item location, online full text availability, and more.
The Summon™ service provides time-efficient research for the busy student by allowing results set to be limited to items immediately available in full text online.
Quickly cut and paste citations in your preferred style.
Bibliographic information export
export citations to bibliographic management software applications such as EndNote, RefWorks and ProCite.
Giving you the ability to limit results to “scholarly” publications including peer-reviewed material.
“Did you mean?” suggestions
The Summon™ service provides alternative guidance for misspellings or low yield queries.
Please see the 'Discovery - Who uses what systems' section for an updated list.