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Pharmacy: For Faculty



USask has a Copyright Coordinator to assist you. From their website:

"Copyright simply means, the right to copy. It gives the exclusive legal right to the author or creator of an original work to decide how or when that work is used. If you are not the author or creator of the work(s), you will need permission to use it"

The University of Saskatchewan has ended its agreement with Access Copyright August 31, 2011.

This means:

  • Course materials for the upcoming year need to be prepared before August 31, 2011.
  • Course material can be printed in the usual manner provided they are printed prior to August 31, 2011.


*You cannot post copies of copyrighted material online for your students, but you can post links to licenced materials purchased by the Library.

** If you would like to create online links to library-licenced materials for your students please see this guide to creating "Persistant Links" (I am available to help!).

Please see this Copyright Website for more information.

Confused?  Have copyright questions?  Can't find what you're looking for?  Contact the Copyright Coordinator at 966-8817 or for more information.



Synthesis Review Support Guidelines

Synthesis Review Support

The University Library offers researchers support to facilitate synthesis literature reviews. This document outlines the three types of support offered and who is eligible.

These supports are intended for researchers conducting comprehensive synthesis reviews. This may include (but is not limited to): systematic reviews; scoping reviews; realist reviews; rapid reviews, and/or meta-analyses.  Please consult Grant & Booth’s 2009 article or Sutton et al, 2019 article for more information concerning synthesis review types and methodologies.

Types of Support & Eligibility

We offer three types of support for comprehensive synthesis reviews. Please note that support for graduate theses, course work, and student/medical resident projects is offered through the Training and Consultation only.  Review teams can receive up to 10 hours of support through a combination of Training and/or Consultation.

a) Training

Research assistants, students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, and faculty can request individual or group training sessions on advanced literature searching for synthesis reviews. Training sessions would not typically address a specific research project but would provide instruction on the knowledge and skills required for synthesis review literature searching, on topics such as effective use of common biomedical databases, use of Library-supported reference management software, and proper documentation of search results and strategies.

b) Consultation

Research assistants, students, post-doctoral fellows, medical residents, and faculty can request consultation services to assist them with literature searching for a synthesis review. This option works best when the student or faculty member(s) has already done some work and would like assistance with specific questions related to their synthesis review.

c) Collaboration

With collaboration, a USask faculty member partners with a liaison librarian to produce a jointly authored systematic review intended for publication. The liaison librarian, as a member of the research team, is responsible for conducting the literature search for the review and drafting the literature search methodology section of the synthesis review. Liaison librarian collaboration is available for reviews only when the USask faculty is the Principal Investigator and primary contact. This type of service is dependent on librarian availability and capacity. 

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Catherine Boden
Health Sciences Library


Library Liaison's Role

As the College of Pharmacy & Nutrition Liaison Librarian, I am responsible for providing a wide range of library services to students and faculty. 

This includes providing library instruction and research assistance/consultations, selecting print and online resources, promoting information literacy, developing instructional support, etc.

Feel free to contact me if you require assistance.