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Online Education and the Library: Getting Started

Information for students and faculty


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 and Wireless Access

Off-campus access to proprietary library resources

Campus WIFI service requires a username and password

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

Example: If your CBU email address is and your birthdate is May 2, 1996:
Password: 960502

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.