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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 physical items in Omni libraries virtually, go to an item's full record and click Virtual Browse in the left menu to view items sitting next to it on the shelf. Use the previous < and next > arrows to scroll through items on the virtual shelf.


Virtual Browse in Omni


  • Virtual Browse only browses physical items with a call number.
  • Not all items will have covers.
  • Browse in the Omni banner is not associated with Virtual Browse.
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