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Organization Development: Discovery Tool

Created for researching organization development and related topics.

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Type in your keywords and get started!

 Please note: For comprehensive company information, you will probably be better off using a specific business database such as        Business Source Complete or one of several others under the Company Information tab of this guide.

The reason is that some publishers/vendors have not yet agreed to make their content available via Summon links. 

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Summon

 . . . solves the problem of not knowing where to start.  It retrieves material of all different kinds (books, articles, films, government documents, etc.) on your topic and ranks the results according to relevancy for easy browsing.  Unlike Google, you can also limit your results in many ways. Limits include:

  • Format (just books or articles, etc.)
  • Year
  • Scholarly, peer-reviewed
  • Full-text availability
  • Topic (subject)
  • Author
  • Location

. . . is like Google for academics. It's a new discovery tool that allows you to search about 80% to 85% of resources the University Libraries owns or has access to through one simple search box. If you want, you can also make it show resources beyond our collection.

. . . discovers and delivers academic content to your desktop. Results from Summon include only materials that have been reviewed and selected for academic libraries. When searching Summon, you can be confident that your results will retrieve credible, authoritative, and suitable resources for your academic work.

... often recommends specialized databases based on what you are asking for -- sort of like Tivo, only for research.

Visit our Summon LibGuide for more information about this new search tool.

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