University of Bradford Summon

University of Bradford Summon

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University of Bradford Summon, What is Summon?

Summon is a powerful search engine that provides fast, simple access to scholarly material at the University of Bradford. It provides an integrated single search box for our;

  • Library Catalogue;
  • journals and journal articles in print and online;
  • both print and eBooks;
  • Masters Dissertations and research in Bradford Scholars;
  • Multimedia content;
  • Newspaper articles; and
  • citations in our abstracting and indexing databases.

How do I use Summon?

The Summon search box can be found on the Library homepage or visiting the Summon search page directly. The Summon search box replaces the old catalogue search box. Summon is quick and easy to use, a bit like Google Scholar but with access to University of Bradford subscribed resources. You only need to take three steps:

  • Enter search terms into a single search box.
  • Refine results by date, subject, academic journals etc.
  • View results, and link directly to full text or more information.

Summon quick guide (pdf, 368 KB)

Summon quick guide (docx, 376 KB)

Although Summon is designed to be intuitive and easy to use, please feel free to get in touch with your Subject Librarian for further information and assistance.

Can I still use a Catalogue without Summon?

The Library still offers a catalogue alongside Summon. The traditional catalogue will be available for

  • accessing your library record;
  • renewals;
  • reservations;
  • inter-library loans; and
  • group study room bookings.