Search Omni to find books, journals, videos and other materials owned by the Library. You may search by keywords, author, title or subject headings.
Subject headings allow you to search for resources on a particular author or topic and are often more productive than keyword searches.
Keyword searches work best if you have multiple concepts or topics. Think of the words that best describe your topic and then connect them with the boolean operators AND OR NOT.
For a comprehensive topical search, search with subject headings as well as keywords.
muslim? AND christian? AND crusades
Use the results to find relevant titles and identify assigned subject headings for your topic in order to find similar books.
(muslim? OR arabs OR saracens OR east?) AND (christian? OR frank? OR west) and crusades
When searching Omni for books, use the facets location on the search results screen, to limit your search results to books & ebooks.
Relevant subject headings include:
Christianity and other religions--Judaism--History
Christianity and anti-semitism--History
Church history--Middle Ages, 600-1500
Jerusalem--History--Latin Kingdom, 1099-1244
Richard I, King of England, 1157-1199
Saladin, Sultan of Egypt and Syria, 1137-1193
Meditterranean region--Ethnic relations
Library of Congress Subject Headings use standard subdivisions under place names (countries, states, cities and other geographic divisions) to classify works. Here are some for history, which can be further subdivided by time period.
--politics and government
--social life and customs
The Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought s a book series on medieval life and thought published by Cambridge University Press. To find titles in Omni, search the series title and limit the resource type to Books and e-books.
The combined online catalogues of tens of thousands of libraries around the world. You can request books in WorldCat that are not held by Queen's Library by using our interlibrary loan serivce.
Catalogues from Other Libraries
Links to other academic library catalogues in Ontario and beyond.
If the book (or journal article) you want is not available at Queen's Library, you can place an Interlibrary Loan request through RACER so we can try to get it from another library.