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Information Literacy Support

The information literacy instruction program encompasses a variety of teaching and learning activities offered by the University Library.

The University Library supports information literacy in variety of ways including instructional support, individualized research consultations, drop-in sessions, tours, library materials, etc.  Please contact me to learn more!

Supporting Research

Find out how the University Library can support your research or scholarly work through all stages of the research lifecycle; visit our Research page. 

Other Teaching and Learning Supports

  • To link directly to licensed library resources, such as e-journals, consult the Library's Direct Linking Guide. This guide will help you identify the proper link (DOI or permanent URL) as well as provide instructions on formatting links to ensure users can access the material on and off campus.

  • Do you have questions about Copyright? Consult the Copyright Office.

  • Do you want to learn more about Open Access? Consult the Library's Open Access Guide.

  • Do you have a suggestion for new psychology resources?  If so, pass them along via our Recommend for Purchase form.

  • Use the Interlibrary Loan service for acquiring materials not held by the University of Saskatchewan Library.

  • For information about the Library's Reserve Collection, review the following Information & Policy web page.

Setting-up Alerts / Saved Searches

Do you want to save time & automatically receive the newest citations in your research area(s)? 

If so, save your searches in your favorite databases and/or sign-up for Table of Content alerts in your favorite journals.

Search Alerts (Database):

Follow these general steps to set up a search alert in a database:

1. Navigate to your favourite database through the library website
2. Register for a personal account within that database
3. Perform your search
4. Look for a link on the results page that says something like "Set alert", "Set feed", "Keep me posted", "Create alert", etc (NOTE: this might also be on a "Search History" page).

Journal Table of Contents Alert:

Most academic journals provide readers with the option to be notified when new issues are available.

To set-up a table of contents alert, navigate to the journal’s homepage and look for an “alert” feature.

In most cases, you will be given the option to receive your alerts via email or thru an RSS feed.