Summon is a search engine for most of the Syracuse University Libraries’ collections and other resources beyond the SU Libraries. Includes articles, books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents, and more. Use for searching for articles. Users can narrow or expand results using multiple search refinements.
All users are able to access and search the Summon interface however, only Syracuse University-affiliated patrons will have access to licensed resources. These resources require authentication using your SU NetID and password.
Summon searches most of the journal, magazine, and newspaper resources available through library databases, as well as the Classic Catalog, the Syracuse University Digital Collections, and the SURFACE repository. Other types of materials such as dissertations and theses, and library research guides are also included. Summon also searches the full-text content of the SU Libraries' e-book collections and Google Books.
While it does contain information from most of the Libraries' databases, there is some information that is not included in Summon. Specialized or comprehensive research should be done in the Libraries' subject-specific databases and using the Libraries' Classic Catalog. For information about which databases are best for your subject area, consult a Subject Guide, or contact a Subject Librarian.
Responsive, accessible design to accommodate a variety of screen-types and assistive technologies
Improves search precision by including spelling variations and additional keywords. Related search suggestions appear dynamically under the search box and as the user scrolls through the search results.
Highlights specific library resources such as research guides, specialized collections, library web pages, course reserves, announcements, current events, important contacts, library hours, help tools and more.
Refine your search by Content Type, Publication Date, Discipline, and more.
Dynamic display features highlight relevant content sets like newspaper articles, reference materials and digital images with a unique visual style that differentiates it from scholarly journal and book content.
Highlights matching reference content from sources such as Credo Reference, Oxford Reference, and other online reference sources.
No need to page forward through results.
The Suggested Librarians feature highlights librarians and Subject Guides relevant to your topic. Recommended Scholars (coming soon) will be drawn from the ProQuest Scholars Universe database.
Our Ask-Us chat widget is now embedded in Summon.