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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.

Virtual Browse

To browse items in McMaster libraries virtually, go to an item's full record and click Virtual Browse in the left menu to view items next to each other. Use the previous < and next > arrows to scroll through items on the virtual shelf.


Virtual Browse in Omni


  • Virtual Browse only browses items with a call number, which may exclude most online items. In other words, some items in the collection will be missing from a virtual browse.
  • Virtual Browse is based on call number, not location or collection.
  • Not all items will have covers.
  • Browse in the Omni banner is not associated with Virtual Browse.
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