Answered By: Keith Brisland
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2017     Views: 761

Summon is a search engine providing fast, easy access to the University's collection of books and journals.

What resources does Summon search?

Summon searches across all our print books and journals, the majority of our electronic journals, our ebooks and a number of our databases. When you enter a search in Summon you will get references to books, journal articles, newspapers and more.

What can I not find in Summon?

If you are looking for law reports, company information or specialist industry information these are not currently available in Summon. To access the information in these databases, please use A-Z Electronic Resources

How is Summon different from the Library Catalogue?

The Library catalogue has information on printed books, ebooks and ejournals, but not journal articles. Summon will provide results from the library catalogue and many other resources, including journal articles. The same search will get many more results from Summon than it will from the Library Catalogue

Can I search for online only material?

Once you have run your search you can refine your results in a number of ways using the options on the left hand side of the screen, including ‘Full Text Online’

For a detailed guide on using Summon, click here 

Click here to access Summon.

Comments (1)

  1. Can you tell me the differences between 'Summon' and the 'Library Catalogue'?

    The interfaces appear different and I seem to be getting different results from them.
    by Student on Dec 02, 2016.

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