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What information do I find from a Summon Search? 

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Summon is a powerful portal that allows you to search almost all our databases as well as our print library collections. It is the default search box accessible from the OCAD U Library homepage. By adding a search term, you could potentially find books, ebooks, exhibition catalogues, journal articles, images, streamed videos, and more. See the search guides for Finding Books or Finding Articles for more assistance.

Summon works best when you begin limiting search results by:

  • Content Type (books, journal articles, images, etc.)
  • Publication Date
  • Discipline

Note that:

  • all citations that indicate "Full Text Online" will allow you access the article or book from one of our various databases.
  • if you see "Book" with a library call number (and an indication whether it is "Checked in" or "checked out," then this is a print book. You will have to come to the library in person to sign out the title.