Thursday, 24 September 2009

Introducing Summon -- the Library's answer to Google

Dear All,

If you've visited the library website recently, you will have noticed that we've just released Summon -- a search engine which simultaneously searches our catalogue and databases. It is similar to Google in that it is designed as a 'one stop shop' for your research needs.

Summon is simple to use and works best with a basic keyword search. You can limit search results to:
  • Scholarly publications
  • Publications where the full text online is available

You can also limit by:

  • Publication date
  • Library location
  • Content type
  • Subject term(s)

Summon is designed to make searching for basic information quick and efficient. It is not suitable to use for a systematic search because it lacks the power of individual databases! For instance, there are no MeSH Subject Headings available.

Summon is still in its Beta phase, so comments and suggestions are most welcome. Tell us what you think about Summon by clicking on the 'Feedback' link.



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