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Omni Search Tips

Search stratgeies and new tool features

Getting Started

Omni offers enhanced discovery and delivery of information resources at Queen's, our partner institutions, and beyond. Implementation of this tool involved collaboration among 14 Ontario university libraries.  Please contact your subject librarian for a consultation on advanced research approaches within your discipline.

Please note: Omni times out after 30 minutes of inactivity, resetting itself to the default search page.

Sign in first to:

  • update your profile
  • check loans and requests
  • renew materials
  • identify loanable resources
  • access full text
  • view your search history
  • access Favourites
  • create alerts.

What is in Omni?

Access to multiple formats including books, articles, videos, maps, government documents, music, data sets, and more. You can discover materials that are not available at Queen's but that you can freely request through interlibrary loan.

When to use Omni?

You want to find:

  • background information 
  • several articles to get started
  • an exact book or article title
  • various formats (e.g. books and newspapers)
  • sources on an interdisciplinary topic 
  • local and unique resources

If you find it difficult to narrow your results, consider using a disciplinary database as recommended in the subject-specific Research Guides.