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What is Summon?

Summon is a new search tool that finds

  • more than 500,000 hardcopy items;
  • more than 60,000 ebooks;
  • full-text journal articles, conference papers, and newspaper articles from many research databases;
  • digital collections like Naxos sound recordings, OhioLINK digital videos, and images from the BGSU special collections; and
  • LibGuides, research guides by subject, audience, and particular collection formats.

Summon provides an easy, simple to use discovery interface to search across 80% of library content with just a few keywords. You can limit your results to full text, to scholarly materials, or to any combination of document types. Mark the items you like and email them, import them into RefWorks or print them. Or, set up an RSS feed for a search if you want to keep track of new items added in your topic. 


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