Skip to Main Content


Finding Books

Omni is the Queen’s Library 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 and consortially with our 17 other Ontario university partner libraries (which is the default search scope in Omni).

Use the facets available within Omni to refine your search results to print books or electronic books, for example, or to book chapters. 

E-Book Collections

Many individual electronic books are available within ebook collections.  Most collections have individual book records in Omni, but you can also search the collections directly.

Ebook Collections useful for Linguistics include:

Open Access:

  • Language Science Press
    a born-digital scholar-led open access publisher in linguistics. Includes new works as well as classic works that have been republished as Open Access.

Subject Headings

Here are some common subject headings for linguistics:

Applied Linguistics
Language acquisition
Language and culture
Language and languages
Linguistics - Methodology
Linguistics - Research

Books not at Queen's Library

Requesting materials from within Omni
You can request print monographs from our 17 Omni partner libraries from within Omni, and they will be delivered to Queen’s library for pick-up. Articles and book chapters can also be requested, and they will be delivered to your Queen’s email.

Interlibrary loans 
If you have searched Omni and you can’t find what you need, you can request material from other institutions through interlibrary loan. Loan periods are set by the owning library (typically range from 3 to 6 weeks).

Other library catalogues
Links to other academic library catalogues in Ontario and beyond

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 service,

Queen’s is a member of HathiTrust, which is a partnership of academic & research institutions, and which offers a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world. More information at: To take full advantage of Queen’s Library’s membership, log in.