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About Summon

If you have been struggeling to determine which database to search in or finding relevant material in our collections, then Summon can really be of help.

What is Summon?

Summon is a so called 'Discovery service'. It searches through a massive pre-indexed collection of books, scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, electronic books, dissertations, student thesis, conference papers and a number of databases, simultaneously.

Since all the data is pre-indexed the search is very fast.

What is searchable in Summon?

The following is searchable in Summon:

  • Everything in our classic library catalogexternal link
  • Everything in DiVAexternal link
  • The bulk of the full-text articles we subscribe to
  • The bulk of the electronic books we subscribe to
  • The bulk of the databases we subscribe to
  • SwePubexternal link - database of the Swedish research output

Apart from subscribed content there are a lot of freely available content as well.

You can also extend your search to the whole of Summon index.

Some material, mainly Swedish content databases, such as; FAR-komplett, LIBRIS and Rättsbanken are not included in Summon.

Updated 2015-08-19