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Supporting Research

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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How We Can Help...

Selected Tools For...

Scholarly Communications

Support for Signature Research Areas

Librarian Research

How We Can Help...

Liaison Librarians are the university community's link to the collections and services of the library. They...

  • select library materials in their assigned subject areas
  • teach research skills in a variety of settings
  • provide research assistance
  • collaborate and partner on specific research projects and/or grant applications with faculty and graduate students

Liaisons have a diverse range of skills and expertise. Contact your liaison to be referred to an expert in the research tool or topic of interest.

See the Subject Pages for suggested resources in your discipline

Recommend a purchase for the library collections

Library Researcher Series online guide to the library workshop series offered in 2013/2014

Selected Tools For...

Research Metrics:

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.

Finding Publishing Information:

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 Management:

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:

RefWorks is an entirely online tool subscribed to by the library (free to you). See a Quick Start Guide, tutorials and the group code (for off-campus access). Works best on PCs.

EndNote is software you can purchase at the Campus Computer Store for an academic discount. There is also a more streamlined online version that the library subscribes to (free to you): EndNote Web. See pdf guides for the software and the web version.

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.

Scholarly Communications

Author Rights:

Author Rights: information and tools to help you understand and assert your rights as an author

Open Access:

Open-access (OA) literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.

Open Access Library Guide: a compendium of information and resources about open access

Open Access Blog: read about the latest news and events regarding open access

Open Access Library Commitment: U of S librarians and archivists adopted this commitment to open access in 2010


Copyright Library Guide: copyright at the University of Saskatchewan explained

Support for Signature Research Areas
Librarian Research

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!