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Summon Help

This research guide goes through the steps that will help in using Summon.

Searching By Title or Author

If you know the title or author, it may be easiest to enter this information into the library catalogue. See the Books guide for more details.

If you do use the general Summon search by title or author, consider the following tips.

  • Use quotes around phrases, titles, and author names. This ensures that you will only get results with those specific phrases, titles, names, etc.

  • Limit to the appropriate content type (e.g., books, maps, music scores). This helps eliminate results which are about the item you want.

  • For print items, you may also want to limit to a specific library branch (e.g., Koerner Library) or exclude "Online" items. This will eliminate most of electronic versions from your results list.