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The University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library

Summon, A Library Discovery Service

Explore library resources with one search box (like Google!)

Research, Browse, Find a Title


Looking for the breadth of material available in your research area?

Summon provides access to journal articles, books and conference papers, archival material, reports, theses, patents and much more—opening up the realm of accessible research

Limit by Content Type (format), Discipline, Subject Terms and Date to include only what you want in your search results

Find resources beyond books and articles: Summon provides access to images, archival material, reports, theses, patents and more

Find open-source resources: sources include free online resources such as Project Gutenberg and the Directory of Open Access Journals

Export results to RefWorks or other citation managers

eResource Portal— Find specific print and ejournal holdings available to UT faculty, staff and students. Find a journal by title and link to full text.

Summon offers the researcher the ability to search within a journal, just type the title of the journal in the main Summon search box and then click on the option "Search within (title of journal)" An example (screenshot) below:


A-Z Databases—A listing of all of our databases. Find multi-disciplinary and subject-specific databases, and also databases not searchable in Summon.


Summon is ideal for browsing material that can be used for your assignments.

Click on Subject Terms to include or exclude keywords that aren't relevant.

Limit to full text and scholarly publications to ensure quick access to material relevant to your academic studies

Limit to newspaper results for current affairs information

Select only the Content Types that you are looking for, whether these are Journal Articles, Books, eBooks, Conference Papers, etc.

Limit to location to identify books available in different areas of the library (keep in mind this will exclude electronic resources).

Don’t forget about our Research Guides - Research Guides provide subject portals to a range of library and internet resources relevant to an area.

Looking for a specific title or item?

Summon provides a range of ways to search directly for items when you already know some of the details

Phrase searching to specify the exact order of words in the title by enclosing them in quotation marks (example: "Modern Language Journal")

Option to limit to the Content Type (format) of the title you wish to find.

Use the advanced search to specify details such as author, title, volume/issue, publisher, or date, or to search for articles by keyword within a known journal title


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Troubleshooting access problems

Can't log in? Can't access full text? Try the following:

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Still need help? Please contact Darla Asher, Digital Access Librarian at or the general library email.

For immediate assistance contact Reference Chat Assistance  or call 813-257-3057.


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