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Use Novanet to locate books.  Novanet is a large database comprising of all Nova Scotia's university libraries and the libraries of the Nova Scotia Community College.  As well as containing books, Novanet directs you to articles, DVDs, videos, and more.  Use filters (limiters) located on the left of the screen to limit your results to Cape Breton (location) and books (resource type).  

Helpful Searching Tips

  • For most searches, start with your keywords, then limit or refine your search to narrow results (location, resource type, publication date, etc.)
  • Use quotation marks to search for phrases (e.g. "truth and reconciliation")
  • If combining keywords with operators such as and, or, not - always capitalize the operators (e.g. hurricanes OR cyclones)
  • When you've located a useful book, look at the book's details to view the subject headings assigned to that book.  You can search a subject heading (or a combination of subject headings) to locate similiar books
  • Sign in to Novanet to access more resources (username: 14-digit barcode located on your myCBUcard password: last four digits of phone number)