Library:Summon Guide/By Author Or Title

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By Title or Author

If you know the title or author it may be easiest to enter this information into the Library catalogue. See the Books guide for more details.

If you do use the general Summon search you can still limit your results to make it easier to find a specific item. For example, if you are looking for a physical item, such as a book, map, musical score, cd/dvd etc you can limit your results to "items in the Library catalogue." This will eliminate most electronic resources.

Limit to items in the catalogue

Other tips:


  • Use quotes around phrases, titles, and author names. This ensures that you will only get results with those specific phrases, titles, names etc.
  • Limit to the appropriate content type. This helps eliminate results which are about the item you want.
  • For print items you may also want to limit to a specific Library branch. This will eliminate electronic versions from your results list.