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Your Guide to Cape Breton University Library

Cape Breton University Library


li·brary /ˈlaɪˌbreri, Brit ˈlaɪbrəri/ noun 

plural li·brar·ies: a place where books, magazines, and other materials (such as videos and musical recordings) are available for people to use or borrow

I borrowed the book from the school library. a public library a library book/card — see also lending library, reference library 2 : a room in a person's house where books are kept 3 : a collection of similar things (such as books or recordings)

All definitions appearing in this guide were retrieved from the Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionarypronounciations from


Welcome to Cape Breton University's library!  We’re pleased you're here and hope you enjoy the time you spend in the library. We’re confident the research skills you learn finding books and articles for your assignments will be useful as you continue your studies.

This guide will introduce you to Novanet (for finding books and articles); Academic Search Ultimate (one of many available databases); and a few of our many reference resources (dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks). You can locate more resources by exploring the Library's Subject Guides

Library staff are available to answer your questions as you learn to use the library for research and assignments.