Searching OMNI for Books

--> Use Omni's Search box or for a more strategic search, use Advanced Search

--> Examples of search strategies using Boolean operators:

biostragraphy AND foraminifera --> use AND to connect different topics

"sequence stratigraphy" AND boundaries --> use quotation marks to ensure words are searched together as a phrase

"crustal flow" AND (theory OR model OR style) --> use OR to string synonyms within parentheses

geology --> use the Limit options to specify location, material type, or language of an item

--> use the asterisk to represent variant spellings of words, or to truncate root words, ex: minerali*ation

--> place the asterisk at the end of a word, ex:  sediment* -->this search technique will find various endings such as sediments, sedimentary, sedimentology, sedimentation

Tip 1: Learn to recognize subject headings in the book records from the catalogue that are most common for your area of research and follow the subject web links. Assigned subjects allow books on the same subject to be shelved near each other.

Tip 2: If you are looking for a research topic, a good starting point is the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences. It is a journal that provides timely reviews of significant developments across the earth sciences and is intended to keep readers up-to-date with new developments in the field.

Content last reviewed: February 25, 2021