Summon@DU is a discovery tool that searches University Libraries' digital and print journals, online newspapers, dissertations, and Library Catalog. The breadth of material searched by Summon makes it a great place to start your research.
This LibGuide is designed to assist you in searching Summon, refining searches, and accessing results.
Summon is accessed right on the University Libraries homepage. Simply enter your search terms in the Summon box. This box defaults to searching both journals and books.
For more accurate searches, use the following guidelines when entering your search terms.
Summon makes finding and opening full-text articles very simple. To access any result - journal, newspaper, website, dissertation, ebook, etc. - simply click on the title or the icon to the left of the summary.
The last line in the results summary will tell you if the article is available in full text or as an online citation. When you click on the title of a full text article, either the article will open or you will be directed to an abstract page where you will find a full text PDF link.
Results with "Citations Online" indicates that University Libraries does not have full text access. However, most items that are citation only can be requested through InterLibrary Loan. To do this find and click the Article Linker button, , on the abstract or article summary page. You will be directed to a University Libraries page with the citation of your article at the top and a link to request the article through InterLibrary Loan under the header "Request It".
Clicking this link will redirect you to the Interlibrary Loan system and will autofill a request form for the article. Just click submit and a PDF of the article will be sent to your email.