Search Box Options

Where Do I Begin My Search?

The LBIS home page search box functions via a drop down menu with short cuts to some of the most frequently accessed library resources. The explanatory text, corresponding links and search criteria options which surround the search box are responsive to the type of search selected from the menu. What follows below is a brief explanation of each of the search options currently available on the Kenyon LBIS web site.


The Summon option searches the largest amount of paid Kenyon content at one time by performing a keyword search of the library’s electronic databases while also searching the traditional catalog content.  The “Summon” link (in purple) takes one directly to the Summon interface while the “Research Databases A-Z” will take you to our complete list of subscription databases.


The CONSORT option searches the traditional catalog shared by Kenyon with Denison University, Ohio Wesleyan University, and The College of Wooster. The “CONSORT” link takes one directly to the catalog interface while the “your library account” link will take you to the log-in screen for managing your requests and renewals.


The OhioLINK option searches the union catalog shared by all of the over 120 participating OhioLINK institutions. As with the previous two options, the “OhioLINK” link takes you directly to the catalog while the “WorldCat” link takes one to OCLC’s even more expansive catalog.

Journals by Title

The Journals by Title option allows one to search for academic journals by title or ISSN held by Kenyon electronically and/or in print and on microfilm. The “Subject” and “A-Z” links take you to browsing options for the journals collection.

Subject Guides

The Subject Guides option searches the library’s rich collection of subject area research guides and course specific guides authored by Kenyon librarians. Guides are also browsable by title, subject area, or author by clicking on the accompanying “A-Z”, “subject” and “librarian” links above the search box.

Course Reserves

The Course Reserves search option searches Kenyon’s print reserves by either instructor or course while the “E-Reserves”  and “Moodle” links above take one directly to the two systems used for delivery of digital content on course reserve here at Kenyon.

Digital Kenyon

The Digital Kenyon search option explores Kenyon’s unique digital content collections as they are developed and become available while the “Digital Kenyon” link takes one directly to the Kenyon digital commons interface.