KSL introduces Summon, a revolutionary new unified discovery service. Summon allows the researcher to quickly search, discover and access reliable and credible library content. This includes nearly all of the Case libraries holdings including
A single search
Provides a Google-like search experience allowing researchers to use one search box to discover credible and reliable library content
Exceptionally relevant results
Delivers search results in a relevancy-ranked list so the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.
Complete and instant access
Incorporates the comprehensive knowledge of the CWRU libraries’ holdings so that researchers can conveniently and confidently access their results including:
And much more…
Easily navigate and narrow search results using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting and sorting
Clear, immediate results
Valuable information is conveniently displayed within the results list, allowing for quick appraisal. This data includes abstracts, item location, call numbers for books, full text availability, and more
Summon provides time-efficient research for the busy student by allowing results set to be limited to items immediately available in full text online.
Quickly cut and paste citations in your preferred style
Bibliographic information export
Easily export citations to bibliographic management software applications such as EndNote, RefWorks and ProCite.
Gives you the ability to limit results to "scholarly" publications including peer- reviewed material
"Did you mean?" suggestions
The intuitive Summon tool provides alternative guidance for misspellings or low yield queries
Choose from a variety of languages
Library catalog records, e-journal articles, databases, newspaper articles, e-books, dissertations, institutional repositories, conference proceedings, grey literature, cited references, reports, digital library, more.
How do I use Summon?
Use the single search box to start and then use the Refine your Search using the options on the left, such as content type, subject or date. For a more specific search, by author or journal title for example, use the Advanced Search option. See the Help link for more search tips that will make your search more precise.
Return Case or OhioLINK items to any Case library, yes. Case libraries have different hours, so your book might not get checked in on the day you return it if you use a bookdrop.
Return the CPL@Case-KSL books only to KSL, so the collection is here for you & others. Case libraries are not responsible for returning other local libraries’ books. Returning public library books here will not check them off of your account at those libraries.