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Education Okanagan: STEP Students

Getting Started in the Library

Summon Search

What's in Summon?

Summon is a search engine that provides a single access point to find the majority of UBC Library Collections including:

  • Print books and eBooks
  • Scholarly journal articles
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Digitized items
  • Conference proceedings

Summon Search

Enter general keywords.

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Summon Tips

To narrow your search results, refine your results by content type, date, location, language, and additional subject terms.

Click on the blue titles to be taken to an online article or e-book, or to the catalogue record for a book.

Bonus:  Quickly look up an article citation by title.  Remember to put the title in quotation marks.