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Getting Started with Omni

Common Search Questions

Question Answer
How to search for an exact book or article title?

Use the basic search box and enter the title in quotation marks.

Use Advanced search, select Title as the field, change "contains" to "is exact", and select the appropriate resource type. 

How to search within a journal? Choose Journal Search in the banner, search journal title, open the record and "search within".
How to search for works on a specific author? Choose Browse in the banner and enter the author name, last name first, as a subject.
How to find physical items in the library? Perform your search and limit to "Available in Lakehead's Library",  as this indicates it is a physical item. Then select a specific Lakehead Library and/or location.
How to request an item from another Lakehead library or one that is signed out.  Open the record and select "Request".
How to export to a citation manager? Pin items of interest to move them to "My Favourites". Open Favourites, select those you want to export, click the three dots so the export options appear, and select your citation manager.
How to create a permanent link in my course readings? Search the item in Omni, open the record, select Permalink and copy the URL.
What types of resources is Omni searching in "Add results beyond Lakehead?"

These are all e-resources compiled by the Ex Libris company that created the search tool. They describe the contents of their Community database using this image:

Ex Libris community database resource types