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Willis N. 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, click on the One-Search link (circled in red below), and type search terms in the "Search your Library's Resources" box.


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

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"

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

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.

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.



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.