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CIVE 664 MEng (Non-thesis) Research Seminar


Further to Quebec government and university directives, McGill campuses are currently closed. As a result, all library branches are closed until further notice. Library staff will continue to provide virtual reference during service hours. I will also be available via email and virtual consultation. For more information about the closure, please visit our COVID -19 | Library Closure & Service Disruptions FAQ.

Library workshop

Databases to search

Engineering database - Compendex

  • References to journal articles and conference papers on all aspects of engineering. Check out the short tutorial below on the basics of searching Compendex on the Engineering Village platform.

Multidisciplinary database - Scopus

  • References to journal articles and conference papers, as well as information about how many times an article has been cited and who cited it; A lot of overlap with Compendex.

Multidisciplinary database - Web of Science

  • References to journal articles and conference papers, as well as contains information about how many times an article has been cited and who cited it.

Multidisciplinary database - Google Scholar

Transportation database - TRID Database

  • Transportation Research International Documentation Database is the world's largest online database of transportation.

Environmental engineering database - Environmental Science Index

  • Covers technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety and energy production.

Note: All that you need is one good paper to help you find more - try these tips for expanding your search!

Compendex (Engineering Village) Quick Search Tutorial

Access and full text


Find out about accessing the Library's online resources from on and off campus.


Obtaining materials that are not available at McGill

McGill students and staff may order articles and books that are not available at McGill using COLOMBO, the library's interlibrary loan service.

EndNote and citing

EndNote citation software

  • You can download EndNote citation management software for free. With this software you can get references directly from many databases, such as Web of Science.

  • EndNote Web is available at McGill University. To access EndNote Web you need to create a personal account. You may sign up for an account with your McGill email address.

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

Citation styles


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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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