An overview of library services for grad students and faculty (with a focus on the science and engineering disciplines). This session was offered during the 2012/2013 academic year.
Did you know that liaison librarians can asist you with your teaching and research?
The University Library subscribes to many article indexing databases in all disciplines. The following are those which are most useful in finding articles on science and engineering topics. For a complete list of all databases provided by the library, visit the A-Z List of electronic resources, or see the Subject Pages for recommendation in specific disciplines
Good Places to Start:
The online search tool with the most comprehensive coverage of the chemical literature; searches CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service) databases. You must register for an account to use this resource (Need help? See this tutorial on how to register). Off-campus: always access SciFinder through the above link so that you will be authenticated in the UofS IP range (otherwise you may get an "IP address error" message!)
A collection of databases covering scientific, applied science, technical and engineering disciplines, earth sciences, ecology, oceanography and more. They include articles, conference proceedings and full text of engineering handbooks. [details]
The following databases contain full-text ebooks, handbooks, and manuals.
The library has access to over 2000 electronic journals, 32,000 electronic books, 1000 book series, and 186 reference works (in Feb., 2011). [details]
*To browse the content, click on a subject link on the left hand side.
A collection of applied science and engineering handbooks published by various publishers. At this time, authorized users at the University of Saskatchewan may only access two collections: a small collection of free reference works and one licensed subject collection of over 200 e-books. [details]
A full text collection of 250+ McGraw-Hill engineering reference titles covering 15 major areas of engineering and hundreds of topics which includes the three Access Perry's handbooks: Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook, Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, Chemical Properties Handbook. [details]
Over 1670 online Engineering handbooks and reference works published by CRC Press. [details]
You can search the entire Engineering Collection or separately:
Books24x7: EngineeringPro Collection
Collection of over 2,020 engineering books covering: "technological advances, material and chemical behavior, myriad devices and instrumentation, extensive fundamental theory and design, and much more." [details]
Books24x7: ITPro Collection
A collection of over 9,200 electronic books in the field of information technology from the world's top IT book publishers, such as MIT Press, O'Reilly, Osborne/ McGraw-Hill, QUE, Sams, Sybex and Wiley. New books are constantly added." [details]
Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science
A collection of over 475 ebooks, 50- to 100-pages long, in the form of "lectures" that each synthesize an important research or development topic, authored by a prominent contributor to the field of Engineering and Computer Science. [details]
All masters' and doctoral theses accepted by the U of S since 1912 are accessible through the Library catalogue. We currently have over 13,000 U of S theses, of which 2,760 are in electronic format. Some are available in both print and electronic format. Since 2007 all theses are submitted electronically and are available in the catalogue as soon as they are approved by the thesis committee. The U of S Theses Collection is accessible through Special Collections or as electronic documents.
Please note: For recent electronic theses (since August, 2011), go to http://ecommons.usask.ca/.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT) Index: 1637 - present; Abstracts: 1980 - present; Full text: 1997 - present. University of Saskatchewan dissertations - 1952 to present
The Supporting Research page lists a number of resources and guides that will help you with your research and publishing activities such as:
There are several other library services that will support your teaching and research:
The PowerPoint presentation that was used in Module 2 is included here.