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Use Credo to find definitions, background information on your topic and general information.

Search across 50+ e-books providing access to biographies and more.


Finding biographies using Novanet (large search box located on library's homepage):

In the "Advance Search" option:

  1. Select 'Subject' - 'contains' - type in biography
  2. Select the 'AND' operator
  3. In the second search box, select 'Subject' - 'contains' - type in the last name of the individual (person of interest)
  4. If you're interested in biographical books, use filters located to the left of the screen to limit to books and Cape Breton University                          

Watch this one-minute screencast for a visual of this search technique.