Most library’s now employ what is called a discovery layer. You might think of this as a search engine for the library’s entire collection. At KPU Library, our discovery layer is called Summon, and you have probably already used it if you’ve done any research at all.
Summon is a great place to start your research. Using a few well-chosen keywords will bring back thousands of results, and then you will need to use various tools to narrow your search to more precise and relevant results.
ACTIVITY: Watch, think and learn
The following short video demonstrates the Summon search interface.