The Discovery Blog focuses on the search and discovery tools the Libraries provides, highlights the work to improve those services, tips for using them, and news about new developments. It is authored by Spencer Lamm, our Manager of Discovery Systems.

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Summon Update on 12/15/16 - Highlights

On Wednesday, December 15th, the vendor for Summon will roll out a number of improvements that will enhance your searching experience. See below for details.

Improved relevance through subject term boosts.
This update will include a new relevance algorithm that assigns a higher relevance to subject terms. Previously subject terms were given similar treatment to other metadata found within the record; now subject terms are given a boost more similar to how Title or Author are treated.

Maintenance may affect article access 12-7pm, Sat. Oct. 29

Due to vendor maintenance, the Libraries' Electronic Journal Portal and Article Lookup tools will be unavailable from 12-7pm on Saturday, October 29th. You may also experience issues with linking to articles from Summon and databases.

As a workaround, you may access journals via the journal title search in the library catalog. Once you find the journal title, you can search within that journal for your article title, or else browse to the volume, issue and date for your desired citation.