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What to do when a link from Summon does not work.

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Occasionally, a link from Summon won't work.

This guide shows a few examples of the problems that may occur, and how to get round them.

Most times, the best thing to do is:

  • make a note of which journal, database or e-book collection the resource is from
    (the Summon results page should give you this information)
  • then go directly to that journal, database or e-book collection, and search within it.  

To find a journal, use the search box below:



Follow these links for direct searching in databases and e-book collections:


At any stage, you are most welcome to contact the librarians for help. Please do not think you have to spend time trying to sort out the problem, when we are here to help.