New Search is a Simple Search and is the default search in Omni.
Example: ("basic income" OR "guaranteed income") AND poverty
NOTE: Search words are not case-sensitive, but Boolean operators ARE case-sensitive and should be entered ALL CAPS (i.e., uppercase letters).
To search for words or numerical identifiers in specific fields such as author, title, subject, medical subject, call number (LC, NLM, CODOC, Local, etc.), ISBN or ISSN, go to Advanced Search and select the desired fields from the drop-down menus.
You can use the Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT to combine search words in each search line. In addition, the Operator drop-down menu allows you to select the operator that is used between search lines. Consult the Search Tips section for more guidance on how to construct your searches using Boolean operators, wildcards and quotation marks.
If more search lines are needed to accommodate your search criteria, select +Add a new line button (up to a maximum of seven lines).
You can also select the resource type (e.g., articles, books), language and date range of items to retrieve.
Example: To find a specific item by its title and author ...
NOTE: To browse by author, title, subject headings (LCSH or MeSH) or call number, select Browse in the Omni banner which is restricted to content contained in the McMaster Libraries (Catalogue only) search scope.
DOI search for 10.1080/20479700.2017.1389478 retrieves the journal article with this identifier.