Search strategies: Content not covered by the Library search (Page 1+)
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2022 Views: 430

Page 1+ is the Library’s central search platform, meaning it searches most of the Library resources and displays the results in one list. This saves you the time it would take to search through multiple digital resource collections to find the results you need.

Page 1+ is generally the best place to search. You can search most of the Library’s print and digital resources. This includes items in the Library Catalogue, as well as the digital resources to which the Library subscribes.

When to search directly in a digital resource collection

While most of the Library’s resources are accessible through Page 1+, some of our collections are either not included in Page 1+, or have features that are not available through Page 1+. If you know that you need a resource from one of these collections, it would be better to search directly in that digital resource collection.

Collections not available in Page 1+:

  • BestCase Library (WestlawNEXT Subscription) 
  • Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
  • Canadian Major Dailies
  • CARD
  • Career Cruising
  • Chilton’s Automotive Database 
  • CPA Canada Standards and Guidance Collection
  • CPS Full Access (formerly RXTX3) 
  • Grant Connect
  • Human Anatomy: Interactive 
  • IBISWorld
  • LawSource (WestlawNEXT Subscription)  
  • LinkedIn Learning 
  • Our Ontario
  • Paper of Record (only available at Perth campus)
  • QuickLaw Advance
  • Statistics Canada (Free online resource)
  • Westlaw Canada

Collections containing news resources that will not appear in the results on Page 1+ – you can use the Newspapers search to find news articles:

  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs
  • Canadian Major Dailies
  • Canadian Reference Centre
  • News (Gale OneFile)
  • Ontario Community Newspapers
  • Our Ontario

Collections available in Page 1+ but with some features that can only be used when searching them directly:

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Source Complete
  • CINAHL Complete
  • IEEE Explore
  • Market Share Reporter
  • SocINDEX with Full Text

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