Search Everything Changes

As of 5/1, the HCCC Library will no longer have an option for Summon Search Everything. Instead, an interface to “Search Articles” from our most popular subscription resource, EBSCO, will appear in its place.

The transition should take effect on or about May 1st, 2016. In the meantime students can continue to use the Search Everything tab. After the transition, all resources that were available in Search Everything will still be available from their original sources on the Research page.

Swank Motion Picture Trial

Swank Motion Pictures, Inc., an online feature film vendor, is offering a 3-month trial of their service to the HCCC Library through the College’s subscription to NJVid. The trial provides access to Swank’s 100 most-popular licensed titles, and will run from February 1, 2016 to May 1, 2016.  During this time, students, faculty, and staff will have access to feature films such as A Raisin in the Sun, Bamboozled, The Silence of the Lambs, The Matrix, The Social Network, and many more.  Swank allows students, faculty, and staff to legally stream class assigned videos at their convenience.

To access these resources, a student or instructor can go to:, select HCCC as the institution,

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Summon Search Everything Upgrades

The Library is pleased to announce changes in our discovery system, Summon, displayed on this website as Search Everything, as the service integrates new cosmetic changes and improved functionality.

Summon is a Library discovery system that provides users with relevant information that improves research outcomes via search engine like functionality.  It allows students, faculty, and staff to obtain information that is related to their search even when they are unsure of which terms to use.

As we transition to the new version entitled “Summon 2.0,” students, faculty, and staff will experience:

  • a more modern display
  • improved search suggestions
  • responsive, mobile-friendly design

These changes are intended to make the Library’s content more discoverable via the Search Everything interface, present more relevant results, and offer an easier search experience across all devices. Please note: while the search results display in Summon will change appearance, these changes will be mainly cosmetic, and will not affect the core functionality of the Summon Search Everything service.

To find out more about the Summon 2.0 upgrades please follow these links, or click on Search Everything on the Library web page.