Welcome to Summon
On campus users, just enter your topic in the search box above.
Off-campus users, use the off-campus link below to search Summon.
(Be sure to have your library bar code ready)
Explore this guide and the following pages for more tips and information about using Summon:
- What Summon Looks Like
- When/When Not to Use Summon
- Search Tips
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Ask a Librarian
- Feedback and Problem Reporting
...is the new Google for academics. It's a new discovery tool that allows you to search most everything the OWU Libraries owns or has access to through one simple search box.
...discovers and delivers academic content to your desktop. Results from Summon include only materials that have been reviewed and selected for academic libraries. When searching Summon, you can be confident that your results will retrieve credible, authoritative, and suitable resources for your academic work.
...solves the problem of not knowing where to start. It retrieves material of all different kinds (books, articles, films, government documents, etc.) on your topic and ranks the results according to relevancy for easy browsing. Unlike Google, you can also limit your results in many ways. Limits include:
- Format (just books or articles, etc.)
- Scholarly, peer-reviewed
- Full-text availability
- Topic (subject)