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Hackney Library

Finding Articles Using One-Search (Summon)

This guide will teach you everything you need to know about finding scholarly research and articles using the One-Search Tool

Search One-Search from the Library Home Page

From the library's homepage at barton.libguides.com, click on the One-Search link (circled in red below), and type search terms in the "Search your Library's Resources" box.

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Scroll down to the Search Tips box below for ways to customize your search

To refine your One-Search results further, click on the Refining Results link in the left sidebar.

Search Tips

AND:
By default, all terms in a Summon search are combined with AND: teacher education will return results that contain both terms.

Quotation Marks ("") :
Put quotation marrks around any words you want to search as a phrase: "teacher education"

OR:
Use OR to expand your search: "teacher education" OR "teacher training" will return results that contain either term.

NOT:
Use NOT to exclude terms: animal NOT dog will return results that do not include the term dog.

AND, OR, and NOT must be in ALL CAPITALS in your search.

Tilde(~):
Use the tilde character to find words within a defined proximity to other words: "yeast bread"~10 will return results where the terms are 10 words apart or less.

The tilde can also be used at the end of a word to find similar words: lead~ will also find weadveade and tead.

 

Wildcards:

will match any one character. e.g. wom?n will find woman and women

will match zero or more characters within a word or at the end of a word.

e.g. ch*ter will find chartercharacter, and chapter  | temp* will find temptationtemple, and temporary

Search a Range of Dates:

Use the { } characters to indicate a search range in Summon.

{2006 TO 2008} will return results containing 2006, 2007 and 2008.