Articles Guide

Articles searches Summon, also known as Find Articles,  a database of full-text journal and newspaper articles that also contains ebooks, dissertations, government documents, and some online manuscript material.

Search tips

Enclose exact phrases in quotes: vermeer “camera obscura”
Use quotes, a tilde (~), and a number to search for terms within a defined number of words: vermeer “mistress maid”~20  finds Vermeer anywhere in the record AND mistress within 20 words of maid (in either direction).
Use an asterisk (*) to find all possible endings to a word: polio* finds polio, poliomyelitis, poliovirus.
Stemming will also find word variants. Though useful, it can sometimes go too far. A search for vocaloid finds vocal, vocalidad, vocales. An asterisk will override stemming: vocaloid* will find only words that begin with vocaloid.

You can explicitly search a field using the syntax: “field:query.” For example, the search author:foner finds records with foner as an author.

Searchable fields:

  • Title
  • SubjectTerms
  • Author
  • Publisher
  • PublicationTitle
  • Volume
  • Issue
  • Language
  • Notes
  • ISBN
  • ISSN
  • DOI
Use AND, OR, NOT (All caps) and parentheses to construct Boolean searches:
author: foner AND (“civil war” OR reconstruction)

Note

This Articles search lacks a full record view, and the ability to combine and manipulate facets.  Use Find Articles  for these features.