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MECH 532 Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control

Writing and citing

Consult these resources for tips on how to write a research paper.

Title Format
The Elements of style Online
Engineers' guide to technical writing Online
Guide to report writing (University of Cambridge) 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
Technical reports (NDT Resource Center) Online
Writing for science and engineering: Papers, presentations and reports Online
Writing research papers: A Complete guide Print
Writing technical articles (Columbia University) Online


For tools to help with writing, click here.

Also, try the McGill Writing Centre.

Citation styles

Citation management software

  • 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 Compendex.
    • 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
    • There are library workshops given on how to use this software effectively.
  • JabRef:
    • If you are using LaTeX to create your document, your may want to make use of JabRef open source software to manage your references.


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Tara Mawhinney
Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and Engineering (Office located in the McLennan Library Building during the Schulich closure)

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