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Everything behind a single searchbox.
Introducing the SummonTM service, the revolutionary new unified discovery service from Serials Solutions. The SummonTM unified discovery service allows the researcher to quickly search, discover and access reliable and credible library content. It goes beyond federated search, beyond next-generation catalogs to create an all-new service for libraries. Through one simple search, it provides instant access to the breadth of authoritative content that's the hallmark of great libraries - digital and print, audio and video, single articles to entire e-journals, and every format in between. No need to broadcast searches to other databases - it provides one search box for a researcher to enter any terms they want and quickly get credible results in one relevancy ranked-list.
 
About SummonTM
 
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 your library's holdings so that researchers can access their results including full-text of electronic articles.
 
Hosted for easy support
The SummonTM service is provided as a hosted service, making it an easy application to support with very little impact on library staff.
 
Easily integrated
The SummonTM unified discovery service provides an open API that allows integration with existing applications, such as learning management systems.
 
Results refinement
Easily navigate and narrow search result sets 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, online full text availability, and more.
 
Full-text filter
The SummonTM tool provides time-efficient research for the busy student by allowing results set to be limited to items immediately available in full text online.
 
Citation formatting
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.
 
Scholarship filter
Giving you the ability to limit results to "scholarly" publications including peer- reviewed material.
 
"Did you mean?" suggestions
The intuitive SummonTM tool provides alternative guidance for misspellings or low yield queries.
 
From Serials Solutions
Creating the unique combination of knowledge, technical expertise, access to content, and funding that is required to create and maintain such a revolutionary service.







 

 
 
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