19 May 2011
AUT University Library Introduces New Discovery ToolYou can now access the Library resources with a single search.
The Library has launched a new service that allows students and research staff to quickly search and locate Library resources in the same way they search the open Web. The Summon™ service, found on the Library homepage, lets users search all the Library’s content – books, articles, databases, the research repository and more – from a single search box. The service provides credible results in one relevancy-ranked list that can then be refined using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting and sorting.
It is a great starting point for conducting your research.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Enter any search term in the Summon search box
2. Refine the results e.g., limit to peer-reviewed articles, publication dates, and subject terms
3. View results and click to follow the link to the full text
Try Summon ( http://aut.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?s.q=Search for articles, books, media more ) and let us know what you think! (Feedback link on Summon opening page).
Studies show that students and research staff prefer the quality information found in libraries, such as the full text specialist databases, but find searching on the Web simpler and more straightforward. The Summon™ service is designed to mimic open Web search methods, delivering the quality content that only the Library holds.
The Summon™ service is from Serial Solutions, a Seattle-based company that specialises in developing technology that enables university libraries to more easily manage their electronic content collections. The Library is introducing the new service in conjunction with our Library Consortium of New Zealand (LCONZ) partners, the University of Otago and the University of Waikato.