Summon: how to find journal articles on a subject http:// unihub.mdx.ac.uk / study / library
What is Summon? • Google-like search interface • Searches all our Library resources in one go • Search across all subject areas • Materials covered include books, DVDs, journals, journal databases and reports • Results are displayed with the most This guide shows relevant first you how to use Summon to find • Access full-text if available journal articleshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/milagraceari/4618671983/
In order to access Summon log intoMyUnihub You can register for password reset in case you forget your login details
myUniHub > My Study > My LibrarySelect‘Summon’from the list ofresourcesAccessingSummon this way,means that youshould be able toaccess full-textmaterial whereavailable
Enter your search terms (keywords)into the search box and click ‘Search’If you are usingSummon outsidethe University, thenclick on this link toset the MiddlesexUniversity Cookieon to yourhome/workcomputer. This willmake it easier toaccess anythingavailable full-textonline.
Your search results are displayed in a list Number of results Your search results list different types of resources including information including books, journals, conference proceedings etc
To restrict your search to journals only…..…..select‘Journal article’from the‘Content Type’options…..…..onlyjournals (printand electronic)are nowdisplayed
To get more information about an item… ….more information and an abstract will….hover the be displayed incursor over a ‘Preview’ boxthe title orclick on themagnifyingglassicon….
You can refine your search in several ways eg.Limit to journalswhich are full-textonline ie. you canread the articles onyour computerLimit to scholarlyjournals ie goodquality academicjournalsScroll down the screen formore refining options eg.refining by subject, date etc
Other refining options are available further down the screen Refine your search by subject, date, or language To refine by date, select and drag the arrow, then click ‘Update’
Refining by Subject allows you to include and excludesubject (search) termsClick on ‘More’ to get afull list of subject terms,then ‘Include’ and‘Exclude’ terms to refineyour search
Some journals are available full-text online Select ‘Full-text online’…. .…you can then open the PDF or HTML file to view the full-text article
If you are using Summon from outside the University, you maysometimes experience problems accessing full-text itemsA troubleshooting online guide isavailable :MyUniHub > MyStudy > MyLibrary >Library Subject Guides > AccessingElectronic Resources
Some journals are available in print only When no ‘Full Text’ is displayed, the item is just a reference or print only. You will need to check the journal title in our library catalogue to see if we have it.If we have the title, thencheck ‘Holidings’ to findout where the journal islocated in the library andwhat issues we have.
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