Summon is the Library's most comprehensive search engine. Fast and powerful, it is a good starting point no matter what your topic. Use it to find information in any discipline and pretty much any format:
You can find Summon news, announcements, changes and service issues by checking out the Summon blog
In general, it’s a good practice to be logged in with OpenAthens when searching using Summon.
Logging in may be important, because a small subset of content providers do not permit their material to be included in unauthenticated Summon search results. For many searches this will not significantly affect results, but in some subject areas many relevant results could be excluded.
To search in Summon:
As you will see, one of Summon's strengths is the ability to return large numbers of results quickly. Sometimes it returns too many. The Narrowing the Results section shows how easy it is to refine your results set by limiting your search to specific subjects, content types and date ranges.