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MECH 463 Design 3: Mech Eng Project

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 Format
Engineers' guide to technical writing Online
Making sense: A student’s guide to research and writing: Engineering and the technical sciences Print
Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists Print
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


  • 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.
  • 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
  • There are library workshops given on how to use this software effectively.


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