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Key library sources for assignments and term papers.

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Welcome to the Community Development Research Guide!

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Getting Started

Meet your librarian

Drop-in or book an appointment today!

I encourage you to find your librarian in person or via an email to find out about the library services and resources available to you. 

Set up your Network Account

In order to access the library resources available electronically, you must have your network access setup and you need to be on the secure wireless signal (acadia, not Acadia Open).  The most common problems are surrounding usernames and passwords.  You can check to make sure your account has been set-up properly by going to:  Follow the steps until you have all green check marks.  If you still cannot log on your next step would be to contact Technical Support for further assistance: Network Access and Wireless 

Interlibrary Loan/Doc Delivery

Go to to order items.  If there are books or journal articles you would like to use Acadia will request items.  Articles will be delivered directly to you via email with a onetime download link.

Setup your printer

Do you want to print assignments in the Library or Technology Services?  Be sure to install the library printer on your laptop early in the term.  Please note that students using home editions of Windows may have issues with retaining saved passwords and may have to reinstall.  Instructions vary depending on the type of computer you are using:

How do I find resources for my assignments?

Each librarian has created specialized guides called Libguides for each academic department that group the most relevant resources for each subject area.  Our libguides are located on the main library page and are also available at:

Off-Campus Access

off-campus access
Working off-campus and need access to library resources?

Getting a library password to use Novanet!

You need a password to login to Novanet to renew your loans, place holds, and to place interlibrary loans.

If you are a new student or a returning student who hasn't been through this procedure you need to set your library password.

To set or change your library password, go to Acadia Central. Login with your usual Acadia username and password then follow the instructions to "Change Library Password".

Use the barcode found on the back of your Acadia ID card and the NEW password you just created to login to Novanet.

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