RRU Library launches Summon 2.0

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lhebert

On Friday, March 28 the RRU Library will be launching the new Summon 2.0 search tool. With this tool you can search across library platforms and find results from our catalogue, subject-specific databases, newspapers and more.

On the library homepage you’ll find the search box right where you left it (http://library.royalroads.ca/). With no action required, conducting a search will take you to the Summon 2.0 interface. Some new features include:

Summon Topic Explorer
Provides encyclopedia entries, related topics, research guides, and highlights reference sources

Summon Scholar Profiles
Matches searches to key authors in that topic area to help you find the experts

Automated Query Expansion
Includes additional keywords and spelling variations for common searches. For example: a search for “heart attack” would also include results for “myocardial infarction”

Responsive Design
Summon 2.0 is designed to provide you with an effective search interface on any kind of device

Of course, all the familiar features of Summon will still be there - search refinement, abstract preview, saved items folder and links to full text. Happy researching!