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MECH 393, 463, 494 – Design

Information resources for students in MECH 393, 463, and 494

Writing and citing

Consult these resources for tips on how to write a research paper. Click on the call number to find out where the book is located.

Title Call number
Making sense : a student’s guide to research and writing : engineering and the technical sciences T11 N675 2012
Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists T11 F53 2000
Style and ethics of communication in science and engineering Online
Writing for science and engineering: papers, presentations and reports Online

 

For tools to help with writing, click here.

Also, try the McGill Writing Centre.

Citation styles

EndNote

  • McGill students and staff can download EndNote citation management software for free. With this software you can get references directly from many databases, such as Web of Science.
  • A Guide to Using EndNote (PDF handout)
  • EndNote can automate the formatting of your references in ASME style using the ASME output style.  For Windows: Open and save the .ens file in C:\Program files\EndNote\Styles.
    For Macs: Open and save the .ens file in Applications:EndNote:Styles.
  • Please note, use Firefox as your browser for best results when using EndNote on a Mac.
  • EndNote Web is also available at McGill University. To access EndNote Web you need to create a personal account. You can sign up for an account with your McGill email address at www.myendnoteweb.com.
  • There are library workshops given on how to use this software effectively.

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