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Aerospace engineering

Liaison librarian

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

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:

  • Tuesdays, 11-12pm for the fall 2014 semester

1. Sources for background information

For background information and fact-checking, look it up in a dictionary, encyclopedia or handbook.

2. Searching the library catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the Library's Classic catalogue. You can search using words like - aerospace, engineering, engineer?, etc.

Search tips for the Classic catalogue

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. aeronautic? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words aeronautic, aeronautics, aeronautical, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "space vehicles" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase space vehicles
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. engineering AND (aeronautics OR astronautics) will retrieve catalogue records containing the word engineering AND either aeronautics OR astronautics
Search the Classic catalogue: Keyword(s):

Searching using keywords and LC subject headings

  • When conducting a search by topic in the catalogue, start with a keyword search using a simple, one-word term or phrase.
  • To build a more manageable set, click on the Limit Results button and apply one of the available limits.
  • Once you have found some relevant items by searching using keywords, click on the title and examine the full view of each. By clicking on LC Subject, you will find other items on the same subject.
  • Get more catalogue search tips.

3.1 Core databases for Aerospace

3.2 Additional databases

4. Selected internet sites

5. Other resources


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