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NSCAD Library: Catalogue

The NSCAD University Library manages the largest dedicated collection of visual arts, craft and design materials in Atlantic Canada.

Novanet Search

Start searching the Novanet Catalogue here


Novanet Simple Search - NSCAD Library Tutorial 1

Novanet Advanced Search Functions - NSCAD Library Tutorial 2

Search Tips

To search the catalogue for an item that may include one or more terms, include OR  in uppercase letters between search terms.


ceramics OR pottery

You can further expand your results by using a wildcard search. Use a question mark (?) in place of a single letter, or an asterisk (*) in place of more than one letter.


"cat?" will search for the terms cat, cats, etc.

"wom?n" will search for woman, women, etc.

photo* will give you results for the term photo, photography, photographic, photon, etc.

If you want to search for a phrase of two or more words, type quotation marks around your phrase.


"contemporary art"

If your search results include terms you don't want to include, use the term NOT in uppercase to exclude a word from being searched.


video NOT games

Library staff: Rebecca Young

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Rebecca Young
NSCAD Library
5163 Duke Street
Halifax NS
B3J 3J6
Subjects: Copyright, Craft, Film, Library