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SOCY 122 ASO Section 700: Introduction to Academic Library Research

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Finding Books

In this section, we will cover:

  • an overview of Omni, Queen's library's academic search tool
  • using Omni to find books by title, author and topic words (ie keywords)
  • understanding the different parts of a book's bibliographic record and the importance of subject terms (subject headings and descriptors) as an aid in your search for information, how to read a call number and how to locate books in the library

COVID-19 Library Updates

Due to the pandemic the library's services and operations are constantly being updated. At this time (fall 2020) the library is offering a curbside pick up service for circulating print books in our collection and a scanning service for single chapters of print books. These requests can be made via Omni. Refer to the library's COVID-19 Updates page for instructions and the latest information.