Book Reviews in Summon search results

In an attempt to improve the quality of results retrieved by Summon we have decided to exclude ‘Book Reviews’ from the initial results screen. You will notice on the left-hand side of the screen that ‘Book Review’ is now crossed out. To re-include them you just need to re-click the ‘Book Review’ link:

Book reviews

To remove all filters you can also click ‘Clear Filters’ at the top left of the screen:

Clear filtersThere may be times when you want to search for book reviews and all you need to do is click ‘Book Review‘ under the content type and once it’s highlighted in orange the results will now be limited to only book reviews matching the keywords you’ve entered in the main search box:

Book reviews only

If you have any comments or notice any problems please let us know by email: or phone: 01473 338700.


Finding DVDs and online videos in Summon

eStreamDVDs have always been searchable via Summon but now you can also search for eStream recordings.

For those who may not know Planet eStream is an online recording and viewing platform for off-air recordings that allows you to watch and listen to specially selected film, television and radio programmes online for free. All you need is your UCS username and password.

How to search for video content

Enter your search terms in the Summon search box:Summon search box

On the search results page click ‘More’ under the Content Type heading and then choose ‘Video Recording‘. This will then update the search results to include both DVD and eStream recordings.

searching for estream

If you find a video you would like to watch click ‘Check Availability

eStream results

If it’s a DVD you can make a note of the shelfmark to find it in the Library or click reserve and collect it later:

DVD result

If it’s an eStream recording click the ‘View me‘ button or click the link within the citation at the bottom of the page.

Heritage estream result

Enter your UCS student or staff number and password – this is the same as you would use to log into My UCS or access your emails.

eStream login

The eStream player works in much the same as any media player click the green bar to skip ahead to a specific section or use the arrows at the bottom of the player.

estream video

Most eStream recordings have been recorded directly from Freeview so you may need to skip ahead to get to the beginning of the programme.

If you have any questions or comments please email the Library helpdesk.