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"Summon" It!

An introduction to and tutorial on Summon, our newest discovery tool.

Holly Ashbourne

on 27 October 2011

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Transcript of "Summon" It!

Sheridan OneStop Search
Sheridan's new discovery tool. How do I search? 1. The basic search box key word searching 2. Boolean operators and
? wildcard
* truncation 3. Advanced search screen The Results Page The Selected Record Don't forget your limiters!
Simple search results bar. Clicking the logo takes you back to the library homepage. Number of total results regardless of format. Multilingual user interface Fill in the blanks and go! Will not guarantee full text. Summon retrieves sources from our databases, ebook collections, library catalogue and streaming video collections. Content type means the type of item (book, journal article, video, etc.). Options only appear if they are available. You can choose your dates from a range or type them in. E-resouces from the catalogue (streaming video, some ebooks...) are available if you select the EResources 'campus' location under more options. Language refers to the language the article is written in. Results are sorted by relevancy. Use the pull-down menu to access other sorting options. Depending on the topic, Summon will recommend specific databases that Sheridan subscribes to for more specialized articles. Icons depict type of source. Results list. The link resolver page. article citation information Article level links take you directly to the article. Journal level links take you to the issue of the ejournal the article is in. Database level links take you to the database only. ...click on the article from the database of your choice. ...and that's how you "summon" information! What's the difference? Library resources are indexed in one place.
Time is spent on 'discovering' resources, not trying to find them.
Familiar, "google-like" interface
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