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EMPR 370: Human Resource Analytics

When Should I Search Omni?

  • You are starting your research and want to assess the resources available on your topic
  • You want to find resources in a variety of formats (i.e. books and articles)
  • You are searching for articles on an interdisciplinary topic, where information could be found in various databases
  • You are looking for an exact known item
  • A comprehensive article search is not required

Omni LibGuide: Comprehensive

For a more comprehensive look at Omni's features, consult the library's full Omni Search Tips guide.

What is Omni?

Omni logo

Omni is our academic search tool that enables you to search for books, journals, articles, videos and much more, all from one interface.

Omni enables you to search different scopes of information collections: locally at Queen's, consortially with 13 other partner libraries, and beyond, via the vendor's vast database of electronic resources. Books that are not available at Queen's can be requested through interlibrary loan.

The Omni search box is featured on the Queen's Library homepage

Omni: Basic and Advanced Searching

Quickly conduct either natural language or complex Boolean searches across the entire content collection you have selected. 

Basic Searching in Omni

The default search in Omni is a basic search. Enter one or more keywords into the Omni search box, choose the scope you wish to search (the scope is set to Queen's-only as a default), then click the search button. 

  • basic search supports the use of Boolean operators: AND, OR or NOT,
  • boolean operators must be entered in uppercase (e.g. race AND gender).
  • to search for a specific phrase, place quotation marks around the phrase, otherwise AND is assumed between each word.  (example: "global warming").

Once you have your initial search results, you can fine-tune them by using the filters on the left side of the screen.

Advanced Searching

Use the advanced search option to obtain more precise search results.

  • resource type will limit your search to a specific format or material type, such as book or ebooks
  • drop-down options within the Advanced Search screen help you limit your search to specific fields and/or a combination of fields (author, title, subject, call number).
  • specify how your search words must be reflected in the search field e.g. "contains", "starts with" or "is (exact)."  
  • limit the results by date or language. 

Sign In


You will be prompted to sign in. Signing in will:

  • help optimize your search
  • provide access to special features like saving favourites, view search history, and create alerts
  • access your account to check loans and requests and renew materials
  • provide authentication for licensed resources