Build Your Skills

Services in the Library

Student Learning Services
Attend a workshop or structured study session, access online resources and more support for your learning.

We offer undergraduate and graduate level workshops throughout the fall and winter semesters. Check the schedule and register today to reserve your spot. 

Research Guides
Discover recommended resources for your subject and guides to help you improve your academic skills.

Writing Help 
Get free, one-on-one writing help, online or in person, at any stage of your project. 

Math & Stats Help
Bring your homework for drop-in help. Primarily for first year and introductory math courses.

Study Skills Help
Attend workshops or sign up for one-to-one consultations on topics such as time management, note-taking, and exam prep skills.

Grad Help
Get information and resources especially for graduate students including thesis help, publishing your work, student-supervisor relationships, and more. 

Assignment Planner 
Use this online tool to plan your academic assignment. Enter your start and due date for your research paper and this tool will walk you through each step of the process. 

Distance and Distributed Library Services (DDLS)
U of S students, instructors, and staff who are outside of Saskatoon can have library resources sent to your location. Find out more and register for DDLS services.

Learn how to

Avoid academic misconduct
What does academic integrity mean and why it is important? Learn how to avoid unintentional academic misconduct and take the online AI Tutorial to understand the fundamental values of academic integrity and how you can be a responsible scholar and member of the USask community. 

Develop your topic
A great paper or assignment begins with a strong topic. Learn how to understand your assignment and develop a topic that will set you up for success. 

Formulate a search strategy
Get the most out of your online searches - whether in USearch, the Library catalogue, journal databases, or Google - by developing a solid search strategy. 

Evaluate sources
Not all information sources are created equal. Learning to evaluate the information you find in books, journals, and online will help you identify sources that are appropriate for your work. 

Be information savvy
Build your awareness and skills in the 6 components of digital information literacy: searcher, consumer, curator, collaborator, creator, and communicator. 

Use citation styles and reference management tools
Learn how to cite sources in your research paper using APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, ACS and ASA. This guide also provides information about citing legal and government publications, data and statistics, and archival materials. Discover how using reference manager tools can save you time and keep your resources organized.