The library continues to play a significant role in research, as more resources are available from more places than ever before. For the best research results, you have to keep pace with users’ ever-changing expectations and behaviors, by delivering a modern, comprehensive, and reliable discovery experience.
Summon is a compelling starting point for researchers of all experience levels. Beyond simultaneous searches across your collection, it simplifies access to your resources, connects researchers to librarians, and more. With Summon you can create stronger relationships with those who use your library, fulfill their needs, and help them achieve greater research success.
Designed for Researchers and Libraries
Summon exposes library collections and engages researchers. It provides a single unified search experience across print books, ebooks, journals, newspapers, video, images, research guides, and more, drawn from a consolidated index of pre-harvested content optimized for discovery.
Summon goes beyond a coherent and comprehensive search of your print and electronic collections. You can tailor the discovery experience to highlight specific subject specialists, promote extended resources, and increase resource sharing and collaboration.
With Summon, libraries can:
- Improve discovery of library resources
- Deliver simple, fast and reliable access to content
- Embed research assistance into discovery
- Make research more compelling