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Engineering Design and Practice Sequence (EDPS)

Information Resources and Management for Engineering Design and Practice Sequence (EDPS)

Using Omni

Omni can search three different domains:

  1. Queen's physical and online resources
  2. Queen's + Omni Libraries: adds physical holdings of the 13 partner university libraries
  3. Add results beyond: vast academic e-resources provided through the vendor's database. Includes the following:
Basic Search Tips: apply Boolean operators to focus results
Search Tip Example
AND is assumed between words

waste (AND) management (AND) Ontario

Quotations for phases "genetically modified foods"; "smart farm"


OR between related words

waste OR garbage

NOT to exclude terms;

 java NOT coffee
Alternate word endings 

* for unlimited characters, especially used for word endings; electric* for electrical, electricity

Wildcard characters

?  for single character wildcard; wom?n for woman, women

Brackets to group terms mercury (contamination OR pollution); "climate change" (ecosystem* OR habitat*) Ontario