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MECH 547 Mechanics of Biological Materials

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  • Tara [dot] Mawhinney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4764
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Useful library resources

Finding Books on Reserve

Here are books on short-term loan for MECH 547. You can find them by call number in Schulich Library.

Reference sources

TitleCall number
Biochemical engineering and biotechnology handbook TP248.3 A853 1983
TP 248.3 A873b 1983
Biomaterials: an introduction eBook
Encyclopedia of biomaterials and biomedical engineering Reference R857 M3 E63 2004
Handbook of biomaterial properties eBook
Materials science and engineering: an introduction Reserves TA403 C23 2010
Tissue engineering and novel delivery systems eBook
Wiley encyclopedia of biomedical engineering eBook

Finding books

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Finding journal articles

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How to find articles using keyword searching in databases:

Sample search: osteoporosis AND bone strength in Web of Science

Ways to decrease results

  • Search words as a phrase

    e.g. osteoporosis AND "bone strength"

  • Combine additional terms with AND to generate fewer results

    e.g. osteoporosis AND bone strength AND fracture mechanics

  • 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. osteoporosis in Title

Ways to increase results

  • Search using fewer terms

    e.g. bone strength

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

    e.g. osteo* AND bone strength

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

    e.g. (osteoporosis OR (bone density loss)) AND bone strength

Get new ideas for search terms

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

Obtaining materials that are 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

  • The IEEE Citation Reference gives information on how to cite your references using the IEEE Citation Style commonly used in engineering. A detailed guide About IEEE Style was produced by Murdoch University and provides further information on using this 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 now 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 www.myendnoteweb.com.
  • There are library workshops given on how to use this software effectively.

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