What is Summon?

Summon is an easy to use, fast library search engine that helps you discover relevant, reliable information from scholarly journals, books and more in the collections of the University of Missouri – St. Louis Libraries.  From your search results, it is one step to the full text of electronic articles or  books.  For printed books or journals, you can easily learn their location and if they are on the shelf.


What is in Summon?

Search results include links to:

Additional content is added regularly.

Summon searches most, but not all of our resources. Use our specialized databases or consult with our Reference Librarians if you do not find what you need or for a more comprehensive search.


How do I use Summon?

Use the single search box to start and then “Refine your search” using the options on the left, such as limiting to scholarly, peer-reviewed journals; content type; subject; date or UMSL library location. Results from a Summon search are based on relevancy. For a more specific search (by author or publication title for example), use the Advanced Search option. See the Help link for more search tips.

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