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  • April [dot] Colosimo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4765
  • Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • Jennifer [dot] Zhao [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-1273
  • Tara [dot] Mawhinney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4764
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Introduction to research

Finding books and other sources of background information

Finding articles

Multidisciplinary databases

Physical science & engineering databases

Subject guides are a great place to find a complete list of subject-specific databases.

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

Material not available at McGill

You may order material using COLOMBO (interlibrary loan), or suggest a purchase. We may be able to buy a copy for the Library.

Refine your research strategy

Boolean operator AND e.g. petroleum AND processing will retrieve articles containing both words, petroleum AND processing in the title or abstract; this will decrease your search results
Boolean operator OR e.g. petroleum OR oil will retrieve articles with either petroleum OR oil in the title or abstract; this will increase your search results
Phrase searching “___” e.g. "crude oil" will retrieve records containing the phrase crude oil
Truncation */? e.g. process* will retrieve references containing the words process, processes, processing, etc.

Manage your search results and select what to cite

Citing Materials

Reading Journal Articles

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