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Education Research

A guide to starting points in education research at Queen's University, Kingston.

Search Omni for Books, eBooks, Articles & More

Omni is a search platform that Queen's University shares with 18 other Ontario university libraries.

Use Omni to search for books, ebooks, journal articles, and more. You can limit your search to Queen's or search all 18 of the Ontario academic libraries that use Omni

For help with your education research in Omni, email your Education Library or check out the Library's Quick Guide or extensive Omni Search Tips.

RENEW your books by signing in to your Omni account with your Queen's netID and password. The SIGN IN option is at the top right of the Omni search screen.

Find Books by Title

1. Go to the Omni Advanced Search.

2. Change Any Field to Title

3. Change contains to starts with or is (exact), depending on what you know

4. Type in the title:  do not use the, a

5. Change Resource Type to Books & eBooks

Search Other Library Catalogues

  • Search other library catalogues to extend your search beyond Omni and our 18 partner libraries. HathiTrust, WorldCat, and links to national libraries are available here.

Can't Find the Title You Want?

Ask your Education librarian about purchasing the title, whether in print or the e-book version.

We work with major ebook distributors who can sometimes activate an ebook within hours of our request.

Our Interlibrary Loan service is available to fill in gaps in our collection.  Queen's Library will borrow the print book from another library for you, or if it's an article or chapter that you need it will be delivered as a pdf to your email.

Book Delivery

Book delivery to a library near you

If the item you want is listed in Omni, sign in to Omni and use the Request for Pickup link to request that an item be delivered to your Omni library of choice.  Delivery time is usually 2 -3 days.

If the item is not available at another Omni library we will move your request to Interlibrary Loans.  You will receive an email once the item is available for pick-up.

NEW: If the item you want is not listed in Omni, use the our Interlibrary Loans Blank Request Form.  We work with libraries worldwide to supply the items you request at no charge.

  • Print materials usually arrive within 1-2 weeks; scans are delivered to your email in pdf format within hours or a few days.
  • Check with us first!  We may be able to purchase the title you need. Ebook purchases are often available within minutes.

Read more about your borrowing privileges here.