Summon 2.0


The Summon® Service Goes Responsive

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So much more than a single search box.


What is Summon 2.0?


New! Summon® Suggestions – Delivering research help to users at the point of need

A single search

Provides a Google-like search experience, allowing researchers to use one search box to discover credible and reliable library content.

Exceptionally relevant results

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 your 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, making it an easy application to support with very little impact on library staff.

Mobile Accessibility

Instant searching of a library’s collection through the Summon™ web-scale discovery service from a mobile

Easily integrated

The Summon™ web-scale discovery service provides an open API that allows integration with existing applications, such as learning management systems.

Results refinement

Easily navigate and narrow search result sets using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting and sorting.

Clear, immediate results

Valuable information is conveniently displayed within the results list, allowing for quick appraisal. This data includes abstracts, item location, online full text availability, and more.

Full-text filter

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.

Citation formatting

Quickly cut and paste citations in your preferred style.

Bibliographic information export

Easily export citations to bibliographic management software applications such as EndNote, RefWorks and ProCite.

Scholarship filter

Giving you the ability to limit results to "scholarly" publications including peer-reviewed material.

"Did you mean?" suggestions

The intuitive Summon™ service provides alternative guidance for misspellings or low yield queries.

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Creating the unique combination of knowledge, technical expertise, access to content, and funding that is required to create and maintain such a revolutionary service.