Answered By: Aine Meehan Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016 Views: 223
Summon is a library discovery tool. It allows you to search for journal articles and books from the library databases. Think of Summon as one search box that searches most library resources.
Why is it best to use Summon or the databases instead of a Google search?
The biggest reason is that the quality of the information you find is better. Another reason is that we have subscribed to the library databases. You will not have to pay for the information yourselves.
What is a library database?
The library subscribes to these for you to use. You have to sign in using your college student number and password to get access. Read More
Examples of types of information in Library Databases
- Full-Text Journal Articles
- Conference Papers
- Case Studies
- International Standards
- Annual Reports
What databases does Summon search?
- Academic Search Complete (All subjects)
- Business Source Complete (Business, Management, Marketing)
- CUAL (Thesis. All subjects)
- Ebrary eBooks (All Subjects)
- Emerald(Education, Economics, Social Care, Management, Technology, Tourism, Health & Safety, Quality)
- IEEE Explore (electrical engineering, computing, biotechnology, telecommunications, power & energy)
- JSTOR (Arts, Archaeology, Business and Economics, Humanities, Law, Medicine and Health,Science and Mathematics, Social Sciences )
- Library Catalogue (Print Books. All Subjects)
- OECD iLibrary (Education)
- Science Direct (Sciences and Social Sciences)
- UK/Eire Reference center (All Subjects)
- Single online Journals and eBooks that are specifically purchased for your courses
Yeats Library demonstration of Summon searching