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Summon: About Summon


What is SUMMON (Single Search Platform)? :

SUMMON is a single search platform that allows you to search all the resources subscribed by the IIM-B library from one interface. SUMMON provides easy access to full-text articles & e-book chapters and will enable you to quickly search many library resources.

What does SUMMON search? :

SUMMON can search the following resources subscribed by IIM-B Library:

  1. Journal Articles
  2. E-book Chapters
  3. Journals
  4. E-books
  5. Online Catalog
  6. Apart from subscribed resources it will also include collection from outside library as open source.

Advantage of using SUMMON :

  • One-stop search solution for a large number of library subscribed & procured resources.
  • Searching is fast and easy for the end-user.
  • Direct access to material
  • Ability to limit searches quickly by facets, including scholarly & peer-reviewed sources, publication date, and more
  • Visibility of live catalog to inform the end-user about the status of the print book.
  •  Citations provided in 11 different styles like APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.
  • Provide suggestions for related articles and E-book chapters based on the user's interest as per their searching behavior.


Relevant Results: Delivers search results based on relevancy. Hence, the most relevant results appear at the top of the list.

Complete and Instant Access: Incorporates the comprehensive knowledge of most of our library's holdings so that Users can access their results including the full text of electronic articles.

Results Refinement: Easily navigate and narrow search result sets using multiple methods, such as filtering, faceting, and sorting.

Full-Text Filter: The Summon™ tool provides by allowing results set to be limited to items immediately available in full text online.

Ability to Search Beyond the IIM-B Library's Holdings: Just click Add results beyond your library's collection.

Citation Formatting: Quickly cut and paste citations in your preferred style.

Bibliographic Information Export: Easily export citations to bibliographic management software applications such as EndNote, RefWorks, Zotero etc.