Tip: Save Summon Searches to Your Google Account

Save Summon searches to Google account

Take your research on the go by saving your Summon searches in your Google account! Save frequent searches for easy access, or capture a search in progress and start right where you left off.

To save a search to the cloud, you’ll need to log into your Google account. Then do the following:

After entering your search query/keywords, click the Save Search (star) icon.

Click on star icon


Sign into your Google Drive (if you haven’t already done so). You can rename your search. Then click Save.

Sign in to Google Drive.


To view your saved search, go to Summon and look for the star icon.

Click on the star icon.


Then select your saved search.

Select your saved search.


If you’re on a public computer, be sure to log out of Google when you’re done!

Don't forget to sign out!


Need help? Ask a librarian!


  • Hello,
    I have two questions:

    1. The Search (star) icon does not appear in Summon search bar. How can I add it?

    2. A coleague from another university than mine uses Summon and does not have this problem with the star icon. However, we do not know how to retrieve the saved search from Google without using Summon. Is it possible to find the folder containing the saved searches in Google account without opening it from Summon?
    Thank you very much for your prompt response.

    • Kristin Anderson

      Hi Hernan,
      You will need to login to Summon for the star feature. When you create an account it saves the searches for you with the star. If you are not signed in, anything that you have saved will disappear, unfortunately.

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