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The Summon™ Web-Scale Discovery service utilizes the latest search technology to deliver access to the heart of library content through a simple search box. The Summon service offers its own architecture, scalable and customizable to meet your current and future needs. The offer includes 360 Core for administration and access to all electronic journal resources, and the 360 Link as an article link server to take the user to the full text.

Summon offers an easy, simple and quick Google-style search for full coverage of your library's resources including catalog records, institutional repository records, Journals articles, newspaper articles, graduate theses, e-books and much more.

The Summon service, considered the first of its kind, was purposely built, specifically designed to support the large-scale management of content from different sources. Use information about your library's electronic resources to inform the search process so that the results match your inventory. The search results are returned with relevance ranking and web search speeds with direct links to the full text via the link server.

It includes the latest discovery system to integrate all digital library resources with more than 1 trillion indexed records. It integrates all the databases into a single search box and guarantees the increase of usage statistics.

In addition, the Flow tool is included with Summon to help manage full-text documents and their appointments, all in one place, ideal for researchers to manage content, research documents and associated metadata in a single environment based in the cloud.

Another novelty is the inclusion of SINDETICS that enriches its catalog with cover images, notes about the authors, summaries and abstracts of the bibliographic records: books, videos, DVD, CD, audio books.

Unified index of results:

  • The content is pre-loaded or "pre-harvested" within a unified search index of commercial databases, editorials and open access sources, as well as the library catalog.
  • The index is based on MODS = Metadata Object Description Schema and is continuously updated to keep the data up to date.
  • The Full Text content is indexed in most cases along with quality metadata and is received from content providers by different methods of submission (eg FTP, OAI-PMH, and web crawling) and a variety of schemas (eg Dublin Core, MODS, ONIX, and more).

Search Options:

  • Rapid and relevant ranking results, along with new or old new rating options.
  • Options to limit results to full text and scientific material.
  • Options for easily refining results by content type, theme, library and language and many more.
  • Graphical help tool to limit results by date ranges.

Convenient Characteristics:

  • Preview summaries and metadata records by just hovering the mouse over.
  • Gather records in My Folder during a search session.
  • Create quotations in six popular formats (APA, AMA, MLA, Uniform, Chicago / Turabian: Author- Date, Harvard).
  • Export citations to bibliographic management software such as RefWorks and EndNote.


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