Get hands-on practice using Summon in our interactive Summon tutorial.
Use Summon's filters to refine your search and get better results.
You can filter by:
Selecting "More..." below one of the refining options opens a pane to view additional options. Be sure to close this pane using the X at the top when you have made your selection.
Different items in Summon will display different availability information:
To save a result, select its folder icon.
To view saved items, select the folder icon to the right of the search box.
This is only a temporary folder. When you leave Summon, folder contents will disappear. It will also timeout and be emptied after 2 hours of inactivity. You will need to export or email items to keep them.
To get a citation for an item, select the quote icon and then choose a citation format.
To email yourself a citation, choose the email icon. Enter your email address and choose a citation format.
To export a single citation, choose the ellipse next to the other icons to see more actions. Then choose your preferred citation tool.
If you have a list of citations you want to export, print, or email, you need to save the items to your folder first. From the folder of saved items you can then email, print, or export the records. No more than 50 citations can be emailed or exported at a time.
You can use Summon from off-campus computers, but may see limited results. To get the most complete results, log in using your UA NetID from the gray banner at the top of the page. UA students and employees also can authenticate off campus using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) client, which they can get as a free download from UITS.
Summon is an evolving product and some features are still in development. If you run into issues that aren't included on this list, please send us feedback.
Summon now displays altmetric data, such as the number of tweets, blog posts, Facebook shares, references in Wikipedia, or readers in Mendeley or CiteULike.
Summon users with screen-reader technology can use navigational elements at the top of the page known as “skip navigation” to allow the focus of the page to go directly to the search results, avoiding the navigation, search box, and filter elements.
A user also can navigate through Summon by using a keyboard.
The library and the UA’s Disability Resource Center work with Summon’s vendor to ensure that Summon fully complies with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d) and that it meets Level AA of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. If you have any questions about Summon's accessibility, please call Summon Coordinator Cheryl Cuillier at (520) 310-9874.
Summon complies with all University of Arizona privacy and security policies and requirements. It does not solicit or retain user data. No UA data are stored on Summon’s servers. Additionally, Summon complies with 20 USC Section 1232(g), the Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.