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 and need only a few books.
For a comprehensive subject search, search with subject headings as well as keywords.
Start with a keyword search, but expect to revise it.
Keyword Searching TIPS
What It Does
Searches for exact phrase
Searches for all forms of a word
Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT)
Lets you broaden or narrow your search
For example, do a simple search: "mass media" AND Canada
When searching OMNI for books, use the facets located on the search results screen, to limit your search results to books & ebooks.
When you find relevant results, note the subject headings assigned. Refining your search using the same subject heading terminology may yield more precise results.
The Library subscribes to a number of e-book packages which can be accessed via Databases. Here are a few:
Skillsoft IT Pro Collection Books
Formerly known as Books 24x7, Skillsoft provides access to collections covering the fields of computer science, information technology and business