Welcome to Page 1+

Page 1+ gives you easy access to Library collections. With its intuitive design and powerful engine, it empowers you to search and access the information you need to complete assignments more efficiently and effectively than ever before. 

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Simply type your search terms into the search box to...

  • Access high quality research resources  
  • Utilize robust features to refine your results  
  • Add items to your favourites  
  • Log in to manage your Library account and make lists of relevant resources  

Key Features of Page 1+

Pictured below is the search box on the Library homepage where you can enter your search terms. The Advanced Search button is located beneath the search box. Clicking there will open more search options.

homepage search box

Once you conduct a search, your results will appear. Need to refine your search? Use the menu beside the search box which allows you to search all of the Library's collections, the catalogue, articles or course reserves.

The Advanced Search link is located beside the search box. Clicking there will open more search options. See the tabs in this guide for more options to refine your search, if needed.

Results page search options

Pictured below is the detailed record for an item, revealed after clicking on a title in the result list. 

  • The detailed record offers tools to access the permalink, a citation, email, print and more
  • You can also access the full-text of the item if available, from this screen. Note: you will need to sign in with your 9-digit Mohawk ID and password to access licensed resources
  • Scroll down to see more information about the item such as author(s) and subject(s)

Item record view with callouts showing actions available, link to resource and more information

After you type your search words into the search box on the homepage, you will see your result list. You can use the options on the left-hand side of the screen to further refine your results. Click the small half triangle beside an option to open to view additional options. For example:

  • Under Availability, you can select only items that are available online, open access items, peer-reviewed journals or items available for loan from the Library
  • Under Resource Type, you can select the type of resource you are interested in such as articles, books, videos, etc.
  • Under Publication Date, you can select a date range
  • Under Databases, select the database you would like to search

The left sidebar contains a series of facets you can use to refine your search results.

Your result list will look like what is pictured below. Notice the Refine Your Results facets on the left. You will also see some other options:

  • Click the Pin icon to add resources to a list. If you sign in, results will be saved to your account for later retrieval!
  • Sign into your account using your 9-digit Mohawk ID and password, by clicking Sign in in the top right.

Primo VE results list showing facets to refine the search, sign in link and "pin" button.

When you click on a result, you will have a variety of options available. Pictured below is a search result with the Permalink, Citation and Pin buttons showing in top right.

  • Click the Permalink to get a link to that result that you can put anywhere
  • Click the Citation button to reveal a citation in any number of citation styles (e.g., APA, MLA, etc.)
  • Click the Pin button to add the item to your list. If you sign in (top right), you can save your list of favourites beyond the current session, for reference later.

Result in Primo VE result list showing options available such as Permalink, Citation, Pin and more.