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Beaton Institute : Accessing and Using the Holdings

Beaton Institute archive at CBU

Beaton Institute's User Guides

Provincial and National Archives

Introduction to Online Resources at the Beaton Institute

Learn more about how to find and access resources at the Beaton Institute archive at Cape Breton University. As well, learn how to contact staff for assistance or more information.

Archival Citations

When quoting or paraphrasing an archival source from any archive, you must provide a full citation to the material. There are four key elements that will be used when citing archival materials:

  1. Title of Item
  2. Title of Fonds/Collection
  3. Reference Code/Item Identifier
  4. Repository/Archive

Dalhousie University has a guide to citing archival sources using the APA Style, MLA Style, and Chicago Manual of Styles

Beaton Institute's Social Media

Location and Hours of Operation


The Beaton Institute is located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre), adjacent to the Cape Breton University Art Gallery and the Mi’kmaq Resource Centre. The Institute is wheelchair accessible, and parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.

Hours of Operation

  • Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Closed for lunch, 12-1:00 pm)

  • Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Research Help

For help with your research, the Beaton Institute recommends making an appointment by emailing