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Get ready to get even more from your library searches with Summon!

April 14th, 2014

First, the Wayne State Libraries brought you Research Warrior, a new way to search that made finding books, media and articles from journals and magazines even easier. Now, get ready for Summon, a search tool that brings you all the features of Research Warrior but also increases your results to include things like research guides, librarian contact information and licensed reference materials like Gale Virtual Reference. With over three million library items, over five hundred databases, and a single search box, you’ll spend even less time searching, and more time finding.

Summon uses responsive design, which makes viewing on tablets and mobile devices even better and will integrate directly into Quick Search. Summon will replace Research Warrior in the “Everything” tab on the library website on May 6 but to preview it now, go to