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Online Education and the Library: Getting Started

Information for students and faculty

Welcome

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.

Off-Campus Access; Wireless Access

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

STUDENTS
Your username is your CBU e-mail address.  
Your password is your birthdate entered as yymmdd.

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


FACULTY
Use your Cape Breton University email address and password.

Username: jane_doe
Password: ******

What time is it in Cape Breton?

Current time: 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.

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.

Your Librarians - Contact Info

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



 

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

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

DATABASE or JOURNAL ACCESS
Reference Desk
Phone: (902) 563-1387

RESEARCH ASSISTANCE
School Liaison Librarians
Cathy Chisholm
School of Professional Studies
Phone: (902) 563-1993

Jasmine Hoover
School of Science and Technology
Phone: (902) 563-1231

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

Yayo Umetsubo
School of Arts and Social Studies

Phone: (902) 563-1996

LIBRARY STAFF
CONTACT INFORMATION