Finding Books & eBooks

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 service disruption.

Use Omni to find books, government documents, conference proceedings, and journals and certain journal articles. Use the databases to search for individual article titles.

If you know the title of the item you seek, perform a TITLE search.

If you know the author, perform an AUTHOR search. Enter the author's name with the surname first.

Otherwise, try a KEYWORD/SUBJECT TERMS search.
Search Tips:
Use boolean operators AND/OR to create a relevant search statement.
Use the truncation symbol * when you want to allow for several spellings or variations on a word.

Example: pilgrimage* AND christian*

When keyword searching, if a keyword exists in the subject heading or in the title, the resource is much more likely to be about that topic. You can construct sophisticated searches by specifying that your search terms must exist in particular fields of the record.

Example: Scroll down to see the subject headings.

Example Christian pilgrims jAND pilgrimages -- Europe
              Christian shrines -- Europe

For more information, Omni Search Tips.


eBooks can be found in Omni by author, title, subject and keyword searching.
Do a search and then limit your search to retreive only ebooks by using the drop down menu:

technolog* AND policy AND canada

eBook Collections

  • Brill Carleton University subscribes to two subfiles: Middle East and Islamic Studies (2007-2010) and Social Sciences (2010).
  • Canadian Publishers Collection Includes major Canadian University Presses, among them the University of Toronto Press, the UBC Press, Les Presses de l'Université du Québec and McGill-Queen's University Press.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
  • Ebook Central Fulltext of books from academic publishers, as well as books and reports from Canadian research institutes, government agencies and university centres.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online: Religion
  • Scholars Portal Books Fulltext available for books from the following publishers: Springer, Oxford University Press, American Psychological Association, Cambridge University Press, Canadian presses and government and non-governmental organizations
  • UC Press E-Books Collection, 1982-2004 Collection from University of California Press on a wide range of topics.
  • Wiley Online Journals

See a full list of ebook collections.

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Content last reviewed: April 1, 2020