1. Be persistent! Search several different resources. Each resource will have different coverage - so if you don't find anything useful in the first resource you try, then try another!
2. Be creative! If the initial terms that you search by don't produce results, think creatively and try alternate search terms. ** This is especially true when searching for chemical substances. Substances often have numerous synonymous names and different ways of writing their formulae. Try to find the CAS Registry Number for the substance of interest - this is the widely considered the most accurate method of searching for information on a known substance. Searching by molecular structure is another accurate search method (if the database allows this means of searching).
3. Ask for help! Contact your Engineering Librarian or see other sources of help on the Ask Us page.
Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by public companies and investment funds. Documents such as annual reports, quarterly reports and announcements.
An abstract and indexing database, established by the American Geological Institute (AGI) offering comprehensive access to the geoscience literature of the world, including journal articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports and theses. The geology of North America is covered back to 1669, and coverage for the rest of the world back to 1933.
GeoRef in Process is a supplement to GeoRef and contains unedited records that are still in the process of being indexed before being added to GeoRef.
License Information: There are no restrictions to the number of simultaneous users. Access is restricted to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Saskatchewan, and to "walk-in" users of the University of Saskatchewan Library for educational, research, and non-commercial personal use. It is accessible in the library, on campus, and remotely. Systematic copying or downloading of electronic resource content is not permitted by Canadian and International Copyright law.
Google Scholar can be a great place to start your search. In order to take full advantage of Google Scholar, you can link to the materials available at the University of Saskatchewan Library. This is already done on many of the Library computers, which is why you see the "Fulltext @ UofS Library" links in your Google Scholar results. This can easily be set up on any computer by using the following steps: