Summon™ Search – Upgrade on 7, 8 July 2014

The Summon search tool will be upgraded to Summon 2.0 between 7th & 8th July.  There will be no downtime during the transition and users will be able to access Summon as normal. However, there is a risk that the service may become slow and unresponsive for some time.

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What’s New in Summon 2.0?

Some of the key features of Summon 2.0 are:

o   Streamlined and Modern Interface: familiar user experience,responsive and mobile friendly.

o   Automated Query Expansion™:improves search precision by including additional keywords and spelling variations for common topical queries.

o   Topic Explorer™:highlights relevant encyclopedia entries, helps guide users through the research process and exposes them to pertinent reference content in context of their query.

o   Scholar Profiles™: instantly matches users’ searches to key authors and researchers, Scholar Profiles™ boost relevance, improve search precision and encourage exploratory author searching within and across disciplines.

o   Content Spotlighting: dynamic display features highlight relevant content sets like newspaper articles, reference materials and digital images with a unique visual style that differentiates it from scholarly journal and book content.

o   Related Search Suggestions as users scroll through results, related search suggestions dynamically display encouraging users to expand their query to aid their research.

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