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Additional databases

  • Aerospace Research Central
    Covers AIAA publications. *Please note, the library has access to many of the AIAA journals but not to the AIAA conference papers. Please search the library catalogue to find AIAA journals. McGill students and staff can order conference papers through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • DOAJ
    Find Mechanical Engineering open access journals in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) by typing Mechanical engineering in the "Subjects" search box on the left-hand side of the page.
  • engrXiv
    open access database of engineering research
    covers physics, computer and control, electrical engineering and electronics
  • MathSciNet
    provides access to pure and applied mathematics publications
  • ProQuest SciTech Premium Collection
    covers literature in the natural sciences, engineering and technology
  • PubMed
    premiere database for health information and includes biomedical literature
  • SciFinder Scholar
    Chemical Abstracts plus substance and reaction information. To access this database, create a username and password.
  • Scopus
    covers all disciplines and provides citation searching
  • Web of Science
    covers all disciplines and provides citation searching

Interlibrary Loan

  • Interlibrary Loan
    All McGill students and staff may order materials not available at McGill using Interlibrary Loan.

Compendex (Engineering Village) Quick Search Tutorial

Resource key

  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library use
  • Catalogue record


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