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Penrose website offers new search options

In mid-August, Penrose Library launched two new Web search interfaces: Summon@DU and Credo.

Both interfaces make research easier and more efficient for students.

“With Summon and Credo, students will have quick and easy access to a vast, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly books, articles and reference works,” says Carrie Forbes, instruction coordinator and reference librarian at Penrose Library.

Summon is a fast search engine that offers one-stop searching for most resources owned by Penrose Library. It includes materials from the online library catalog such as books, videos, periodicals, maps and government documents. Summon also can access content from almost 80 percent of the library’s licensed databases, including scholarly articles, magazine articles, newspaper articles and dissertations.

Access Summon@DU under the “Articles and More” tab on the Penrose website.

Credo General Reference is an online reference offering more than 500 highly regarded scholarly reference books for all subject areas. As a scholarly alternative to Wikipedia, it has the tools students need to map paper topics, find sources for further research and access thousands of images, charts, graphs and more.

Access Credo Reference by clicking on the new “Encyclopedias & More” tab on the Penrose website.

Other interfaces on the site allow users to search books and Penrose Library subscription databases. For more information, visit the library’s blog.


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