Research Resources

When you’re trying something new, looking to resources for help can be beneficial. We’ve gathered links from across campus and developed some one-page How To guides with both background information and specific tips to help you on your way.

  • University Library: The University Library has resources on how to find, evaluate, and cite its many print and electronic sources. The site also features guidance through the research process and an interactive Help page, where you can chat with faculty librarians.
  • Student Learning Services: various programs and services including the Writing Help Centre, which offers free, one-on-one help to clarify, organise, and revise your writing. A team of trained and motivated individuals is available to help you strengthen your work at any stage of the writing process. These services are available both in person and online. Other services include study skills help, tech help, library skills help, and math and stats help. 
  • Research Ethics: The University of Saskatchewan adheres to the highest standards of ethics in research concerning human participants, animals, or biohazardous materials. Get in touch with the Research Ethics Office in advance to see if your research might require ethics approval.
  • iPortal: The University Library manages the Indigenous Studies Portal research tool, the university's go-to resource for anyone doing work related to Aboriginal research. The iPortal helps researchers find everything from peer-reviewed articles to film recordings on a wide variety of topics.
  • Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness: The Gwenna Moss Centre offers a variety of courses, resources, and services to help faculty members and instructors improve the quality and effectiveness of their teaching. The Centre has resources on such topics as Indigenizing curricula, designing classes, using technology in teaching, and incorporating different teaching techniques.

How To Guides

Click the topics below for downloadable introductory guides.

How To Participate in Our Instagram Campaign

The Undergraduate Research Initiative engages with students, faculty, staff and members of the community in-person and through social media. A campaign via Instragram, launched spring 2017, will depict the diverse locales where undergraduates research and conduct scholarly and artistic work. Get involved!

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How To Participate in a Challenge

Academic challenges and competitions can snag you more than just funding and scholarships - they also help you to establish networks and gain visibility in your field(s) of interest!

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How to Approach a Research Supervisor

Approaching professors to inquire about working with them can take a little courage, but most will welcome a conversation if you are adequately prepared.

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How to Write an Abstract

An abstract is a brief summary of a longer research paper, article or grant proposal. It informs the potential reader about the research within a short amount of text. The abstract, in general, allows potential readers to see if the article, paper, or project might be a match to his or her interests. It can be a paragraph to a page in length and is objective in its writing style. 

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How to Create a Research Poster

Posters, in either digital or physical formats, are one of the main ways academic information is disseminated. Research posters are more accessible and comprehensible than a journal or a formal presentation. They serve as an introduction to how your work expands upon current knowledge in a concise, inviting format with a focus on visual content.

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For University of Saskatchewan poster presentations, feel free to utilise eMap's pre-made templates.

Training Services offers free workshops to students and other resources for creating research posters.

How to Plan a Poster Exhibit

Planning a poster exhibition associated with your first-year class’ research experience can result in positive outcomes and accolades for participants but requires some advance planning and coordination in order for things to run smoothly.

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How to Network

At social functions where many different people within your discipline are brought together, such as research conferences, you have an opportunity to form connections and develop contacts that may be useful to you in the future. 

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