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A Guide to Omni

A guide to Omni, an academic search tool that gives you access to information resources from McMaster and other participating Ontario university libraries.

Citation Trails

Some items in Omni (usually articles) will have up and down arrows indicating that citations can be followed to find related sources.

These citation trails can appear in the brief record for an item (in the results list, right side, as shown in image below) or at the bottom of an item's full record display (select the Citations link in the left menu).

Example:Citation trail in Omni


  • Upward arrows find sources citing this item.
  • Downward arrow find sources cited in this item.
Omni Citation Trail icons
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