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Cellular Materials in Natural and Engineered Structures - MECH 548

Liaison librarian

  • Tara [dot] Mawhinney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4764
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Office hours

Office hours are held in Room 206 on the main floor of Schulich Library. Please tara [dot] mawhinney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email me) to make other arrangements if you are not available at the following time:

  • Tues. 11-12pm for the Winter 2016 semester

Useful library resources

Books on reserve

Here are books on short-term loan for MECH 548. You can find them by call number in Schulich Library.


Reference sources

Title Call number
Biomaterials: an introduction eBook
Encyclopedia of biomaterials and biomedical engineering eBook
Handbook of biomaterial properties eBook
Handbook of cellular metals production, processing, applications eBook
Materials science and engineering: an introduction Print book
Tissue engineering and novel delivery systems eBook
Wiley encyclopedia of biomedical engineering eBook

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:

Sample search: trabecular bone AND lattice materials in Scopus

Ways to decrease results

  • Search words as a phrase

    e.g. "trabecular bone" AND "lattice materials"

  • Combine additional terms with AND to generate fewer results

    e.g. trabecular bone AND lattice materials AND regeneration

  • 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. trabecular in title only

Ways to increase results

  • Search using fewer terms

    e.g. trabecular bone

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

    e.g. trabecular AND bone* AND material*

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

    e.g. trabecular AND (bone OR tissue) AND (lattice* OR crystal*) AND material*

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.

Please do not wait until it is too late for us to help you with COLOMBO.

Writing and referencing your paper

Consult these resources for tips on how to write a research paper. Click on the call number to find out where the book is located.

Title Call number
The Little, Brown essential handbook Print book
The Little, Brown handbook Print book
Making sense: a student's guide to research and writing : engineering and the technical sciences Print book
Pocket book of technical writing for engineers and scientists Print book
Style and ethics of communication in science and engineering eBook
Writing research papers: a complete guide Print book

Writing Tools

The Chicago Manual of Style


  • 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 www.myendnoteweb.com.
  • There are library workshops given on how to use this software effectively.


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