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Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
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  • Free resource
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The library has two versions of its catalogue.  Search the McGill WorldCat Catalogue to find books or journals, whether in print or electronic format.  Search the McGill Classic Catalogue to find course reserves, as well as books or journals in our print collection.

Search for a topic in hundreds of physical science & engineering textbooks by accessing the following e-book collections:

Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Search the following databases to find references to journal articles and other publications on a topic:

  • Compendex – provides references to journal articles and conference papers in engineering
  • Materials Research Database with METADEX – provides references to journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, trade journal/newsletter items, patents, books, and press releases about materials science, metallurgy, ceramics, polymers, and composites used in engineering applications
  • PubMed (also known as Medline) – provides references to journal articles in the life sciences
  • Scopus – multidisciplinary database that provides references to journal articles and conference papers, as well as contains information (back to 1996) about how many times an article has been cited and who cited it; also contains references found in Compendex and Medline/PubMed
  • Web of Science – multidisciplinary database that provides 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

Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

In Canada, you can apply for a patent, i.e., a legal right that the government gives you “to stop others from making, using, or selling your invention from the day the patent is granted to a maximum of 20 years after the day on which you filed your patent application,” on the following inventions:

  • “a product (for example, a door lock),
  • a composition (for example, a chemical composition used in lubricants for door locks),
  • an apparatus (for example, a machine for making door locks),
  • a process (for example, a method for making door locks),
  • or an improvement on any of these” (from A Guide to Patents by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office).

In order to be patented, your invention must demonstrate novelty (be unique in the world), utility (be in working condition and serve a useful purpose), and inventive ingenuity (not be apparent).

The library subscribes to Derwent Innovations Index, a primary resource in searching for patents on a topic.  You may want to check whether anyone has already patented a specific invention that is of interest to you. 

To learn more about patents or to request a patent literature search on a topic, please contact Giovanna Badia.

Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Theses provide very detailed information on a specific topic.

  • eScholarship@McGill – contains the full-text of over 27,500 theses (both Masters and PhD) by McGill students
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Full Text  – contains summaries and/or the full-text of dissertations from McGill University (from circa 1934-2012), as well as from other participating North American and European institutions

Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

EndNote is computer software that allows you to save references from database and web searches, organize your references into different folders, and cite references within a text document and automatically create a bibliography.

McGill students and staff can download the software for free. 

A Guide to Using EndNote (handout)

There are library workshops given throughout the year on how to use this software effectively.

Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

Liaison librarian

  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • McGill users only
  • Open access resource
  • Free resource
  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

McGill students and staff may order articles and books that are not available at McGill using our inter-library loan system, Colombo.  Please do not wait until it is too late for us to help you with Colombo.

To request an inter-library loan:
1- Visit http://www.mcgill.ca/library/services/otherloans/interlibrary 
2- Log in to Colombo using your McGill username and password.
3- Click on the "Create Request" link on the left-hand side of the page. 
4- Complete the online form.  Enter as much information as you have about the article or book.  If you need to leave some fields blank, do not worry about it.
5- Select a "Pickup Location" at the bottom of the form.  It is a required field on the form, even though you will be receiving a digital copy if you are requesting a journal article or book chapter.
6- Click on the "Request" button.  You will see a confirmation message.  Remember to sign out of Colombo.

 

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