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MECH 547 Mechanics of Biological Materials

COVID-19 CLOSURE (Single owner/ Mention of virtual consultation)

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.

Engineering database - SciTech Premium Collection

  • Covers engineering and natural science topics, including bioengineering and biotechnology.

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 - 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 - Google Scholar

Biomedical and life sciences database - PubMed

  • Free resource covering biomedical literature. McGill has a special PubMed link that will connect your search results in PubMed with McGill Library journal holdings to see what is available as full text through McGill.

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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