Just starting your research? New to using the Libraries' services? See the Research Process Guide with Online Tutorials and Videos for a general understanding of how to get your Research started.
You can also find these videos on the Syracuse University Libraries Website-
Just starting your research? The many different terminologies and technical research terms can be overwhelming. Listed below are the core definition of some of the library's central research tools that will help make the process of starting your own research easier.
A search engine for most of the Syracuse University Libraries’ collections and other resources beyond the SU Libraries. Includes articles, books, journals, maps, sound recordings, archival materials, government documents, and more. Use for searching for articles. Narrow or expand results using multiple search refinements.
Summon is the Libraries’ primary search tool, designed to search both physical print and many online resources in one place. Applying thoughtful Summon searching skills can improve your research outcomes; Summon is intended to be a starting point for research, but there are also other superb tools available to you.
In Summon you can find a majority of the academic journal, magazine and newspaper resources available through library databases, as well as the Classic Catalog, the Syracuse University Digital Collections and the SURFACE repository. Other types of materials, such as dissertations and theses and library research guides are also included. Summon also searches the full-text content of the SU Libraries' physical book and e-book collections and Google Books.
Have a look at the Searching with Summon video for an introduction to using Summon.