MECH 201 - Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

Liaison librarian

  • Tara [dot] Mawhinney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4764
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  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Finding material to get you started

Books on reserve

Here are books on short-term loan for MECH 201. You can find them by call number in Schulich Library.

Reference sources

Finding books

Suggested subjects to search in the library catalogue:

You can replicate these results by going to the Advanced Search and typing words into the Subject field.

To refine any of these searches, type additional words into your search.

Finding journal articles

Useful databases for finding journal articles:

How to find articles using keyword searching in databases:

You are doing research for your term paper on mobility systems to be used on lunar environments (the moon), specifically on the wheels of different kinds of mobility systems.

Your keywords to search could be a combination of: mobility systems, lunar, moon, wheels, etc.

Sample search:

mobility systems AND moon in Web of Science

Ways to decrease results

  • Search words as a phrase

    e.g. "mobility systems" AND lunar

  • Combine additional terms with AND to generate fewer results

    e.g. "mobility systems" AND lunar AND wheels

  • Select one of the database's limit types

    e.g. publication type, language, publication date

  • Search for words only in a particular field

    e.g. mobility systems in Title

Ways to increase results

  • Search using fewer terms

    e.g. mobility systems

  • Use truncation to allow the terms to end in various ways

    e.g. mobil* AND lunar

  • Use synonyms or similar concepts, combining them with OR to generate more results

    e.g. mobility systems AND (lunar OR moon)

Get new ideas for search terms

  • Use descriptors in the database (also called subjects, controlled vocabulary or controlled terms)

Obtaining material that is not available at McGill

McGill students and staff may order articles and books not available at McGill using COLOMBO (interlibrary loan).

There are no charges for ordering through COLOMBO; McGill subsidizes these services.

Writing and referencing your paper

Writing tools

IEEE citation style

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

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