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Getting Started

Page 1+ is the library's main search interface. It includes the Conestoga library catalogue of physical materials (e.g. books, magazines, etc) as well as a huge collection of online materials, including articles from magazines, journals and newspapers, books, standards, videos, reports and more

This User Guide describes Page 1+'s system features. Use the table of contents to navigate or the "search this guide" box at the top of the page to search for a particular feature.

If you would like search advice specific to your research topic, please Ask Us.

Sign In

Arrow pointing to the sign in link in the menu

Do this first. Why? Because you need to be signed in to:

  • Make and manage requests (pick up, Scan & Deliver, etc.)
  • See otherwise invisible articles
  • Save favorites
  • Save your personalized ranking preferences for articles

My Account

To renew items you have checked out as view well current requests, saved items, and other details, sign in, then use the drop-down menu that appears beneath you name, and then click on My Account/Renew.

the my account menu

Guest Access

You do not need to sign in to Page 1+ to search. You will still be able to access all of the information about items in our collections. Visitors interested in items from our circulating collections can inquire with your local library's Interlibrary Loan service, or visit us on-site. 

What if I can't find what I want in Page 1+?

Page 1+ is huge, but it's not everything. Read on below for options when you're not finding what you want.

Finding resources we do have, but are not in Page 1+

There is additional content in our databases that Page 1+ cannot access. To maximize your research, explore other databases of relevance to your research topic. 

Finding resources beyond Conestoga's collections

If you turn on the "Add Results Beyond Conestoga's Collection" feature from the search results page, Page 1+ will expand to display information about articles even if we don't have access to the individual articles themselves. It will also display books that we don't have in our local collection.

the add results beyond Conestoga's collection toggle icon

Using this feature is great for doing comprehensive research, for example, when doing a systematic review or capstone project.

If you don't find what you need in Page 1+, don't hesitate to Ask Us for help figuring out how to get a copy of what you need. You can also suggest we buy a copy for our collection.