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Online Education and the Library  

Information for students and faculty
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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As a distance education student, access to electronic or web-based information will be important to your study and research.

Use this guide to:

  •  Identify electronic resources

This guide is not subject-specific; use the Library’s Subject Guides to identify subject specific resources.


Accessing Library Resources from Off-campus

  1. Off-campus access to proprietary library resources
  2. Campus WIFI service requires a username and password

Your username is the beginning of your CBU e-mail address, up to @.  
Your password is your birthdate entered as yymmdd.

Example: If your CBU email address is and your birthdate is May 2, 1996:
Username: cbu15xyz
Initial Password: 960502

Use your Cape Breton University email address and password.

Username: jane_doe
Password: ******


What time is it in Cape Breton?

Click image for current time in Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Library Hours of Opening


Online Learning @ CBU

Refer to this handy guide for information regarding registering, obtaining your myCBUcard (student ID), available services, and more. 


Study Skills for the Distance Student

Explore this e-book to learn more about studying from a distance. Click the green title link to access.

Cover Art
Studying at a Distance: A Guide for Students - Talbot, Christine
From book review: This book gives an excellent introduction to studying at a distance. Both graduate and undergraduate students will benefit from this practical guide.


Writing and Citing from Home

From the OWL website:

"OWL houses writing resources and instructional material, and provides these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects."

You'll also find guidelines for formatting papers, writing, and citing in APA and MLA styles.


Contact Numbers

Questions? Contact us;
we're here to assist you!


(Technical and Computer)
Computer Services Help Desk
Phone: (902) 563-1123

(Borrowing, Returning, Renewing)
Phone: (902) 563-1320

Reference Desk
Phone: (902) 563-1387

School Liaison Librarians
Cathy Chisholm
School of Professional Studies
Emergency Management,
Health Studies, Nursing
School of Science and Technology
Phone: (902) 563-1993

Yayo Umetsubo
School of Arts and Social Studies
of Professional Studies
Phone: (902) 563-1996

Laura Syms
Shannon School of Business
Phone: (902) 563-1994



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