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Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction

A guide for King's MFA students.

Resources for Distance Students

Off-campus access to E-Resources

Current students have remote access to all databases, e-journals, and e-resources via the proxy server. The most seamless access point is via the Library's online catalogue, which establishes your institutional affiliation. When asked for credentials, log in with your NetID and password.


Technical assistance to access E-Resources

If you require technical assistance to access e-resources:

Student support for Brightspace is also provided by Dalhousie’s IT Help Desk.


CAUL Borrowing Card

The Council of Atlantic University Libraries Borrowing Card gives the card holder in-person borrowing privileges at CAUL/CBUA libraries, and many university libraries across Canada. Borrowers' privileges are similar to their home institution's. Find a current list of libraries available to CAUL card holders and more information on the Canadian University Reciprocal Borrowing Agreement website.



Eduroam (education roaming) is a wireless service that allows students, staff, and faculty to use their own home institution’s wireless credentials to access wireless network services when visiting any other eduroam affiliated institution without having to set up a guest account. The best practice is to configure eduroam on your device while you are on campus.

If you experience issues while attempting to access wireless service at another institution through the eduroam setup on your device, you need to contact Dalhousie's help desk for assistance. Support services at other eduroam affiliated sites you may visit are not required under the eduroam agreement to provide major support - this is the sole responsibility of the home institution.


Interlibrary Loan

In addition to borrowing privileges at select university libraries through their CAUL card, King's distance students also have access to books and articles via King's Interlibrary Loan. Books that are borrowed from libraries within Canada can be mailed to King's distance students at their home addresses, and photocopy requests that conform to the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Act can be delivered as .pdf links to students' email addresses.


Live Help

Chat with a Novanet Librarian, no matter where you are. The Live Help chat service provides Novanet students and faculty with one-on-one reference and research assistance remotely via instant messaging chat. Use the Live Help chat box located below or on the Library's website.

Students are also always welcome to call the King's Library with questions at 902-422-1271 ext. 171, or to email us at