Serials Solutions announced today the Summon® discovery service now includes content from more than 100 abstract and indexing (A&I) databases – including nearly 90 ProQuest databases. To learn more, read the press release.
Unlike other discovery services, A&I content in the Summon service is leveraged through a unique match and merge technology that combines different types of data and information from multiple sources creating a single record optimized for discovery. For mutual subscribers, this unique approach exposes A&I resources to more users, directs researchers to full text when available, and maximizes the value and usage of A&I content for libraries.
When full text is available in a library’s collection, a user sees the “online” starburst icon and will be linked to the full-text either directly or through the library’s OpenURL link resolver.
If users discover a “citation online” record, the A&I detail page/pop-up provides links to native A&I platforms in which the citation is available. Also, users are presented with options to link to resources through the library’s link resolver, request an item through interlibrary loan or pursue the item in print if the library’s catalog includes a title-level record for item.
Libraries have many options to customize the user experience by prioritizing links, changing button text, and deciding whether or not to include citation only records in results.