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Help, Guides and Instructions: Search Tips for Summon Power Search

This Research Guide helps patrons of the NWC Library make the most of their library experience by introducing important databases and resources available to them. It serves as a starting place to learn how to use the library online catalog and databases.

Summon Search Tips

  • Search:  Enter your search terms in the search box:




  • Refine:  Use the filters on the left side of your search results to refine your search.  Options include limiting by full textdate of publicationcontent type (books, journal articles, images, ect), and language to name a few. For example, to only view journal articles you must click on the Journal Articles tab:




  • Get Item:  Simply click on the item in the search results list to access it:





Advanced Search will allow you to enter search terms within a specific field, such as TitleISBNAuthor's Name, etc.  This option can be helpful if you are searching for a specific item rather than for multiple results on a topic.  To get to the Advanced Search screen, click on  "Advanced Search"  to the right of the keyword search box at the top of the results page:




Clicking on Advanced opens a page with all of the Advanced Search options:




More Tips:

- Use quotation marks

- Add more keywords

- Learn more about Effective Search Strategies & Searching Specifically in Summon Power Search

- Need more assistance with Summon?  Contact the Reference Librarians!

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