The ‘Articles’ search (Summon) provides access to nearly 800 million items, including scholarly journal articles, newspaper articles, ebook chapters and audio/visual resources. It can be a convenient place to start. Easy to search and there are many direct links to full text. Use 'filters' in left panel to narrow search results. However, Summon is based upon searching the full text of every article available within the database (not subject headings), so the results can still be way too large with too many irrelevant citations.
RECOMMENDATION: Use more specialized databases such as SocIndex.
Summon / Search for Articles & Full Text
Summon (Articles & Full Text) searches articles, ebooks, audio files, and video files. It does not search the library catalog (print books and other physical items).
Use the Library Catalog for print books. Also, Summon doesn't search all library resources. You can also search the selected databases listed below.