Summon is a fast search engine that helps you discover a range of relevant information in the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library collection. It can be a useful starting place for your library research.
From a single search box you can search for: books/ebooks, conference proceedings, government documents, journal and newspaper articles, and more...
Sometimes a search will return an overwhelming number of results so it is a good idea to use filtering options available, such as limiting to books/ebooks or peer-reviewed journals or by date. After searching in Summon you may wish to switch directly into the library catalogue to search for books or into the individual databases...especially the ones that are not included in a Summon search.
Because SUMMON searches "everything" often the number of search results is overwhelmingly high. Here are some tips to help you create a more manageale list:
Use options (found on the left hand side of the SUMMON search screen) to reduce the number of results.
Search for an exact phrase by using quotation marks.
Try adding additional keywords that further describe what you are looking for.
Searches results can contain a variery of sources including both academic and popular itesm. If you need only scholarly or academic results, please look for the Refine Your Search box and click on "Scholarly & Peer-Review"