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About Summon

What is Summon?

Summon is a one stop search that allows you to access thousands of different library resources through a single search box.

With Summon, you can:

  • Search across multiple library databases to find books, journals, newspapers, videos, and more.
  • Limit results by date, content type (book, journal, etc.), subject, etc.
  • Limit results to strictly peer-reviewed/scholarly material, and exclude newspapers.
  • Use boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT), and phrase searching (" ")
  • Generate APA, MLA, or Chicago style references
  • Export to Refworks


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Browser Support

Summon supports the following browsers and phones:

  • Firefox 3.6.0+
  • Safari 4.0+
  • Chrome (stable version)
  • iPhone 2.0+
  • BlackBerry 8500+
  • Android 1.0+


Not all library databases are accessible through Summon.  Here are a few specialty databases that are not currently compatible: