Instruction: We can visit your classroom to teach students about library resources and how to find high quality sources of information for their assignments.
Collections: Liaisons can purchase materials for library collections that will support your teaching and research.
Research Assistance: Are you having trouble locating information for your research or teaching? We can help! You can also check the Subject Pages for suggested resources in your discipline.
Articles and Databases
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 recommendations in specific disciplines.
Good Places to Start:
A very large abstract and index database of research literature and quality web sources covering the science, technology, and medicine (STM), and social sciences. [details]
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. Off-campus? Always access SciFinder through the above link so that you will be automatically authenticated through your U Sask account (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.
SpringerLink 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.
Knovel Library 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]
AccessEngineering 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]
Wiley Online Library Portal to electronic journals, books, reference works, and databases published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [details]
Theses and Dissertations
All masters' and doctoral theses accepted by the U Sask since 1912 are accessible through the Library catalogue. We currently have over 13,000 U Sask 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 Sask Theses Collection is accessible through Special Collectionsor as electronic documents.
Documents and guides outlining the University Library's resources to support the Signature Research Areas
Other Library Services for Faculty & Grad Students
There are several other library services that will support your teaching and research:
InterLibrary Loan - A free service to you! If we do not have the item you need in our collections you may request it and we will borrow it from another library for you. In the case of articles and short excerts from books you will usually receive a copy that you may keep.
Reserve Lists - You can put library items, or your own copies of books/articles, on reserve at a library branch. This will ensure that all students in your class have a chance to see them! We may also be able to assist you in creating a list of links to articles or e-books that your students can access directly. Please contact your liaison librarian to discuss the options available.