Finding Books

Book borrowing Information:

  • Graduate students have unlimited renewals
  • You can also borrow books from the University of Ottawa
  • If a book you want is checked out, you can use the Hold/Request button to request it
  • To renew your books, place requests, connect to e-books, journals, & databases from off-campus you only need your MyCarletonOne login and password


Use Omni to find books, government documents, conference proceedings, and journals.  This search tool makes it easy to locate many types of library materials in the MacOdrum Library. Key in the search term in the Basic Search screen. This is the default search interface. More search options are available in Advanced Search:

  • 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 SUBJECT search. 

Search Tips

  • Use keywords only, do not search using a full sentence.
  • Combine keywords for different ideas with AND
  • Combine synonyms or similar words for an idea with OR
  • Use parenthesis to specify word order to control the executed search logic
  • Use the * at the end of the root of a word to find all the forms of that word

Click on Advanced Search and key in your search statement.

Example: english studies AND film* OR "motion pictures"

Example(women OR feminis*)  AND literature

When you get your results, use the links on the left side of the screen to look at the books in our library, or journal articles, etc. If something is available online, click on the "Full-text online" link.

If something is available in paper copy in the library, Omni will give you the floor location and the call number (which you need in order to request the item for Curbside Pickup.          

For more information, consult the Omni Search Tips page.

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Content last reviewed: April 28, 2021