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Omni - Academic Search Tool

What is the Central Index?

The Central Index encompasses hundreds of millions of records of global or regional significance that are harvested from primary and secondary publishers and aggregators. The number of records is constantly growing as additional data sources are added.

The records include a mix of scholarly material – primarily articles and e-books – but also conference proceedings, newspaper articles, and more.

Send To Options

Each record offers the capability to:

  • Cite the record in a variety of citation styles
  • Email the record (for multiple records, please see My Favourites)
  • Copy the permalink
  • Export the record to citation managers (to export multiple records, please see My Favourites)
  • Print the record (for multiple records, please see My Favourites)

How to find licensed use information:

For questions about licensed use, please visit Western Libraries License Information or the Licensed Use Guidelines policy. Alternatively, please email copyright@uwo.ca.


Please contact library@uwo.ca with questions.