Feb. 7, 2015 – Summon , the library's discovery database, now includes 2.1 billion records representing over 90 different kinds of content. Over 348 million new records were added in 2014.
Such a large number of records means a simple search of one or two words will result in millions of records-most of which are probably not relevant to your needs. You can improve your search results using phrase searching, field searching, and facets. Each of these techniques is detailed on our Summon help page.
You can also use the Add results beyond your library's collection option to include results that are not part of our collections and subscriptions that you can request through interlibrary loan.