Summon is a simple and fast library search engine that helps you discover relevant information from the University of Cincinnati Library collections on any topic. It is the place to start your research in journal and newspaper articles, books, government documents, maps, music recordings, videos and more. From your search results, it's one step to the full text of articles or finding if a book is on the shelf.
Below you will find lists of databases that are not discoverable or partially discoverable by Summon. Search those databases individually.
Using Summon as a starting point of your search is a great way to get a feel for the amount and types of sources you may find.
Summon also offers a quick way to find a known source if you know a full or partial title. However, remember that Summon does NOT include the entire content of the databases the libraries subscribe to.
The following databases are only partially searched by Summon. Go directly to database for full results.
The list may be incomplete. Please report any access problems.
Complete content and full text of the documents are available only to the UC students, faculty, and staff. You will be prompted to login for access with your UC ID + password and Duo two-factor authentication.
For failed searches Summon provides spelling suggestions.
The Advanced Search screen offers a number of ways to limit your search:
You can also refine your search after you submit it and display results (see How do I work with search results?)
Whether you made search refinements using the Advanced search screen or selected options in the left-hand panel (facets), your filters will "stick" and be applied to future searches. The "Clear filters" link indicates that filters have been applied. To get rid of the previously applies filters click on the "Clear filters" link or on the X in front of it.
Any saved items will be available for the duration of your search session. You may lose items in your folder after a long period of inactivity.
If you would like to save your items beyond the session, you can copy/paste, email, print, or export your list to bibliographic management software (RefWorks or EndNote) at any time.
Items saved in your folder can be formatted in the following styles:
You can copy the formatted citations and paste them into your document, e-mail or save them.
Please remember to check your references for accuracy. Use the online guide Citing Your Sources for references.
If clicking on item the title or "online Full Text" link does not take you to the online version, you may need to look for a print copy.
When an article is not available online, the icon is usually gray and the link reads "Citation Online" instead of "Full Text Online."
Click on the article title or "Citation Online" link to display information about the article with the option to request an article.
Please make sure you check in the library catalog if UC has the volume and issue of the journal where the article was published before you place the interlibrary loan (ILLiad) request!
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