Omni can search two areas:
1. Western & Affiliate Libraries: physical and electronic collections at Western Libraries, King's University College Library, Huron University College Library, Brescia University College Library, and St. Peter's Seminary Library.
2. Western & Affiliate Libraries + Omni Libraries: physical and electronic collections of Western & Affiliate Libraries + 16 partner universities physical collections.
By default Omni searches Western & Affiliate Libraries + Omni Libraries.
To change the search, select Advanced Search and choose Western & Affiliate Libraries or Western & Affiliate Libraries + Omni Libraries.
|Search Techniques (Boolean, wildcard, truncation)||Examples|
|AND - this is assumed between words||pop AND music AND culture|
|OR - used between words for synonyms||climate OR weather|
|NOT - to exclude words||debate NOT discuss|
|( ) parentheses - for grouping terms||Shakespeare AND (tragedy OR sonnet)|
|" " quotes - for exact phrases||"War and Peace"|
|? - wildcard for spelling variations||colo?r (results would include colour or color)|
|* - for variations of words||attack* (results would include attacks, attacking, attacker, etc.)|
Note: To use Boolean operators (AND, OR, NOT) within search phrases, you must enter them in uppercase letters. Otherwise, Omni removes them and performs a simple search that includes all search phrases.