Answered By: Aine Meehan
Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016     Views: 223

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Summon is a library discovery tool. It allows you to search for journal articles and books from the library databases. Think of Summon as one search box that searches most library resources.

Why is it best to use Summon or the databases instead of a Google search?

The biggest reason is that the quality of the information you find is better. Another reason is that we have subscribed  to the library databases. You will not have to pay for the information yourselves.

What is a library database?

An online website such as Science Direct or JSTOR. These websites are  full of different types of information you need to research and do your assignments .

The  library subscribes to these for you to use. You have to sign in using your college student number and password to get access. Read More

Examples of types of information in Library Databases

  • eBooks
  • Full-Text Journal Articles
  • Conference Papers
  • Case Studies
  • International Standards
  • Annual Reports
  • Videos
  • Images
  • Citations

What databases does Summon search?

Yeats Library demonstration of Summon searching    

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-w_21ZiAcQ