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Technology Fundamentals: Getting Started

Welcome to your research guide! When you start research for any project, you have a variety of options to try: books, individual databases, or a Summon search. This guide will show you how to get the most out of your research and make it more effective and efficient.

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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