Summon is a "Google-like" tool that searches many DelVal databases (and the book catalog) simultaneously. This single-search option is a nice time saver, and it often uncovers resources that you might otherwise have overlooked. You'll get lots of results, so take advantage of the limiter options on the left side of the results screen.
Are you ready to start using the Summon service to do research at your library? This video will explain the basics of searching for content, refining the results using facets and filters, accessing content, and saving citations. Your library’s Summon interface will look somewhat different than this, but the tools and features are common to the Summon service at most libraries.
Not able to contact a librarian at the moment and having trouble defining your research topic?
Keep your eye on the right side of your search results, when you do a search you may be presented with helpful information for defining your research topic:
These databases are NOT included in Summon searches:
These databases ARE included in Summon searches: