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Liaison librarians

  • Chemical engineering; Mining and materials engineering

    Giovanna [dot] Badia [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-7340
  • Mechanical engineering

    Tara [dot] Mawhinney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4764
  • Chemistry; Physics

    April [dot] Colosimo [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 514-398-4765

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  • In-library-use only
  • Catalogue record

1. Sources for background information

If you are not sure what your topic is all about, look it up in a dictionary or encyclopedia. Start with:

Dictionaries and encyclopedias


Other reference material

2. Searching the library catalogue

Use the basic word(s) anywhere or advanced keyword search in the library catalogue. You can search using words like - metallurgy, metallurg?, alloys, etc.

Search tips for the library catalogue

Truncation symbol: ? e.g. metallurg? will retrieve catalogue records containing the words metallurgy, metallurgical, metallurgic, etc.
Phrase searching: "___" e.g. "phase transformations" will retrieve catalogue records containing the phrase phase transformations
Boolean operators: (), AND, OR, NOT
default: AND
e.g. phase AND (transformations OR transitions) will retrieve catalogue records containing the word phase AND either transformations OR transitions

Get more catalogue search tips.

You can also browse the catalogue, or the shelves at the following call numbers

  • TN1-997

    Mining Engineering. Metallurgy

    • TN263-271

      Mineral deposits. Metallic ore deposits. Prospecting

    • TN275-325

      Practical mining operations. Safety measures

    • TN331-347

      Mine transportation, haulage and hoisting. Mining machinery

    • TN400-580

      Ore deposits and mining of particular metals

    • TN600-799


    • TN799.5-948

      Nonmetallic minerals

    • TN950-997

      Building and ornamental stones

3.1 Core databases for Materials

3.2 Additional databases for Materials

Databases for related subjects

You can also search the full text of core journals:

Most of the Library's licensed electronic resources, such as databases, full-text online journals and e-books, are restricted to McGill students, faculty, staff and other authorized users of the McGill Library. Find out about accessing the Library's online resources from on and off campus.

4. Selected Internet sites for Materials

5. Other resources

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