The University Library collaborates with researchers through our Liaison Librarian Program, by providing information resources and research tools, facilitating scholarly communication, and linking with the University’s Signature Research areas.
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College & school librarians have a diverse range of skills and expertise. Contact your librarian to be referred to an expert in the research tool or topic of interest.
See the Research Guides for suggested resources in your discipline
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Research metrics measure the impact of scholarly works. Various metrics have been developed to track the impact of individual articles, authors, and journals.
The Research Metrics guide will introduce you to many of these measures and how to apply them to your work.
Ulrichs: an authoritative source of information on more than 300,000 serials of all types from around the world
Books in Print: an authoritative source offering complete bibliographic information on more than 16 million titles in print available
Reference/citation management software allows you to gather, manage, store and share citations, as well as generate bibliographies. Below are several of the most popular options:
EndNote is software you can purchase at the Campus Computer Store for an academic discount. There is also a more streamlined free online version: EndNote Basic. See the EndNote Research Guide for EndNote and Endnote Basic help.
Mendeley is becoming a very popular reference manager and networking tool. Drag and drop pdfs into your account, highlight and annotate the articles, and share and collaborate with colleagues. Download the desktop software for full functionality, and use the online extension for the social tools. The basic version is free. See the Mendeley Research Guide for tutorials and other resources.
Zotero is a free open-source reference manager that integrates with your web browser, generates in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliographies and integrates with work processors Microsoft Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org Write, and NeoOffice. See the Zotero Research Guide for tutorials and other resources.
Author Rights: information and tools to help you understand and assert your rights as an author
Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Open Access Research Guide: a compendium of information and resources about open access: from journals and books to repositories.
Open Access @ the UofS Library Blog: a blog intended to raise awareness and encourage discussion at the UofS about open access and related scholarly publishing topics.
Assistance with Article Processing Charges (APCs) of some OA journals:
Copyright Research Guide: copyright at the University of Saskatchewan explained
Energy and Mineral Resources: Technology and Public Policy for a Sustainable Environment (guide currently unavailable)
Water Security: Stewardship of the World's Freshwater Resources (guide currently unavailable)
Librarians are faculty at the U of S and maintain active research programs. Discover the research interests of individual librarians, and view their articles and presentations, in the eCommons. Consider collaborating with a librarian!