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What is Summon?

Summon is a simple and fast search engine that helps you discover relevant information on any topic from the Curtis Laws Wilson Library collections. It's a great place to start your research in scholarly journals, books, and more. From your search results, it's one step to the full text of articles or to finding if a book is on the shelf.

Summon is not a complete replacement for searching the library's subscription databases, but it is a convenient way to get an overview of the literature on a topic.

The Summon search box above is set to exclude results from newspapers. If you are searching for a current-events topic or would otherwise like to see newspaper articles, you can uncheck the "Exclude Newspaper Articles" box on the left side of the search results screen.

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