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Mechanical Engineering Research Guide



This is a Library Research Guide for Mechanical Engineering. It provides you with information, links, videos, and more, to help you do research in the subject areas of mechanical engineering.

If you need help finding information or using any of our Library services, please email, call, or drop by the Library to see me. I'll be very glad to meet you!


A terrific design project!:                                      

 This project won a Beazley Design of the Year - part of the metal wall dividing the U.S. and Mexico became a fulcrum for a series of seesaws, letting children from both countries share a playground toy:

Design project of children using the wall between the US and Mexico as a fulcrum for seesaws.                                                

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♦ Document Delivery

An excellent PDF summary of the main points of the 7th edition (2020) of the APA citation style.

♦ Citation Style Guides

Links to the most common style guides: APA, MLA, Chicago, NLM, IEEE

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♦ Academic Integrity at Dalhousie University

       Dalhousie's website to educate and to promote academic integrity.

Core Academic Skills for Students

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Not sure where to start? Do you want to learn about some core skills that will help you with your research?

Visit our Core skills page for information on how to research like a pro!


Recommend a Book for Purchase!

If you have a recommendation for a book to purchase for mechanical engineering, please let me know!

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Your Iron Ring!