Last Updated: May 15, 2012
Summon is a "discovery layer" that allows you to search the content owned and accessible to the College of Wooster Libraries, using a Google-like interface. This includes specific journal, book, media and Digital Resource Commons (DRC) content.
- you are first starting your research, to get ideas or background info
- you have had difficulty finding sources in other databases
- you need an alternative to Google - easy searching but with more credible results
- you want specific books or media in a library catalog, instead try CONSORT or OhioLINK
- you want business research, specifically country, company and industry reports
- you want legal research, specifically legal journal titles, case reports and legislation
- you want the advanced features of searching a specific database
Special thanks to the Ohio Wesleyan University Libraries for allowing us to adapt portions of their Summon LibGuide for our own use.